The man across the street
I am a 32 year old, single by abandonment, mother of two boys 8 and 5. I work all day, my boys are looked after by the woman across the street. It's her husband. He looks at me up and down, looks at my b******, my hips, between my legs, he stares me down. I've complained to his wife, her answer is 'honey, he's just sizing you up'.
He took my boys with him to Cabela's. He had the salesman show them every type of gun. When I complained he told me the next stop was teaching them to shoot a 22 long gun. He takes them on field trips to Home Depot, tool week. He is teaching them to use a saw. No, I don't want them to grow up ignorant about tools and equipment, but they are too young. They love him. They don't have a father, I never had a father.
This summer they learned how to swim. I'm petrified of water. He took them to ride a horse. He signed them up for a two week summer camp for boys only. I'm overwhelmed, I don't know how to raise boys. I'm scared they will be like him, looking women up and down and sizing them up for their beds.