My neighbors drive us crazy. They are always fighting with each other, drunk, coming over and asking for sodas, etc (the parents, not the kids!). I've been working a lot in the front of the house, doing yardwork, and my DD age 6 is with me. Their son, age 4 1/2, is always in their front yard, often not being watched, and my DD wants to play with him. I allow him to come onto our driveway and they play with chalk, shovel dirt, etc. while I work next to them.
Yesterday my DH came home and said "what are you doing?" to me. He was not happy that I had the son in our driveway. Also, the poor kid has some kind of mental issue and speech issue. He says "mama dada" and "rhummm rhuummm" for his main words. Everything else is grunts, shrill sounds, etc. So, he can kind of drive a person crazy. And he makes my DH really irritated because the kid is just plain annoying. But he and my daughter get along pretty well. And I feel bad for him because his home life is so bad. And, while his mother and grandmother are not even slightly sociable to me, I don't feel the need to take it out on the kid.
Question: Should I keep letting the kid come over? (just to the driveway, and just when I'm there with them- we live on a flag lot, so we have a very long driveway that goes up against their front lawn, so if the parents were in the yard with their kids they would be able to see him at all times).