Sorry if this gets long. I don't know if there's a problem here or not ... and it's a little disturbing. There's a new family that's moved in to one of the houses on the street behind me. I'm not even sure which house they live in and I've never met or even seen the parents. I came home from work about a month ago and there was this little boy walking down the street. I went inside and came out with one of my dogs on a leash and he came in the yard and started talking to me. He really wanted to pet and play with the dog but you could tell he was a little afraid of her too. I told him she wouldn't hurt him, so he sat down in the grass and was playing with her. He started talking, telling me all kinds of weird things. His name is Trevor and he's almost nine and he doesn't know if any other kids live around here and he likes dogs and his dog is older than his brothers dog so his dog will probably die before his brothers dog ... just a steady stream of chatter. I don't know what it is about him, but there's this air of sadness about him. I feel sorry for this kid and I don't know why. He's such an odd little guy and seems lonely. His brother is maybe 13 or 14 and appears to be MR. He seems lke a nice enough kid. But I looked out my back door a few days ago and both of them were on my back porch! The older one seems to have speech problems but I finally figured out that he was asking me if I had cable TV or satellite! I looked out the window Sunday and the little guy, Trevor, was sitting on the edge of the street, head down, and appeared to be crying. His bike was in the grass next to my sidewalk and I went outside to see if he was OK. I thought he had hurt himself. And just as I got to him, an older girl came by on a bike and said "He's OK!" When I got closer to him, he appeared to be angry about something, not crying, just mad. I came home from work Monday and he was waiting for me when I got out of my car! Didn't say hello or anything, he said "Some things are good for me and some things are BAD!" I asked him what was bad ... he said that "these people were staying at their house and the man said the he was going to kill the lady!" It sounds like they have houseguests and that the kids may have witnessed some kind of nasty argument between them. I didn't know whether to take him seriously or whether he's just a very chatty little boy. I didn't know WHAT to do! I just get such weird vibes from this little guy! I don't know if he's just very lonely and has no one else to talk to or if there's really bad things going on at their house and he's trying to tell me ... I just don't know. He's obviously attaching himself to me and sees me as a "safe" adult to talk to, like he needs someone like that. He's such a sweet little guy and I feel sorry for him. It's just such an odd thing for a child that age to do! They obviously have an "interesting" homelife. I intend to let him talk all he wants to and see where he's going with all this, but I honestly don't know what to do, if anything. What do you all think? Any ideas? So strange!