Our expert says:
Certainly a chilling experience. I suppose it is remotely possible that he was thinking of going outside to wee in the garden, and his mom might help him re-arrange his pants for this, but surely in a house he'd want to use the loo, and his mom was there to help, anyway, so why would he need to ask anyone else ?
This does sound ominously like there could have been some form of child abuse going on. Mabe if you'd have gently asked " And what is it your mommy does ?" the matter might have become clearer. You say you don't know that family well --- are there other friends of yours who were there, who DO know them well ? COuld you usefully discuss this discretely with such a mutual friend, who might be in a better situation to help you to assess it ? Otherwise one might want to call the local child welfare auhorities and ask for advice, and whether they could have a way, without too much disruption or further upseting the little boy, to investigate further ?
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