I thought this would be the board to post this on since there are mamas of kids of all ages. In my neighborhood, there is a little boy who is outside playing in his yard by himself nearly every time I go by. He looks like he's about three, and it's a fenced-in yard, and everything, and he looks healthy, cared for, etc., but it just makes me wonder. The other day, he was sitting in the dirt right next to the fence playing in the dirt, and today he was scooping water in a plastic cup in a kiddie pool. No one is ever outside with him, but the only door closed is the screen door. If I remember who lives there, it's an older lady, so maybe she's raising her grandson or great grandson?
I'm not implying that I think authorities should be called or anything, but maybe if I see the woman, I could introduce myself and bring up the idea of playdates?
What do you think? I live in a rural, low-income-ish town, but most people are out on their porches or in the yard when their kids are playing, and this little guy seems young to me to be outside all by himself so much of the time...
Sorry if it sounds like I'm nosey... I'm just not sure what the "norms" are for this type of thing.