Question: Call CPS??
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I need some advice (and my sounding board is still sleeping.;))
I went to bed last night at midnight. I'm not sure what time my downstairs neighbors woke me up, but it was at least after midnight. I woke up to hear their little boy screaming. Not crying or whining, screaming his head off. As I lay there, I can hear the mother's boyfriend (don't believe he's the father, he only started coming around late last year) threatening the 2 y o. "I'mma take off this belt! I'mma do it! You want me to?" That's what he kept repeating over and over. HOWEVER, I didn't see anything physically, I was only hearing it through the walls, and I have no real proof that he hit that precious boy. I don't think he did, because I'm sure the baby would have screamed, and I didn't hear it. So my question is,
Call CPS? And please, think about what you would honestly do in this situation. Would you get involved? I live alone with my 3 kids, and really don't want to have my neighbors thinking about getting revenge on me or my kids.... There are 4 units in my building, 1's empty, and the other 2 are cousins so if I have a problem with downstairs, I'm sure across the hall would try to get revenge too. And I'm alone in this building with them.
Thanks for the sound advice, ladies. You've been amazingly helpful. Here's my plan. For now:
The next time I hear a commotion coming from downstairs, I'm going to call the police and report a noise problem. Not CPS, just the police. If there's something going on, I'm sure they'll find it. And I'm certain that they will come quickly, my city is fairly small and crime free. And from there the management team will be notified, so authority figures will be watching, as well as me.... Thoughts?