Eddie’s mum laughs and agrees with you that boys can be a handful when they’re so active.
But when you continue talking, she suddenly gets serious. She mentions the family has been having some financial problems lately so her husband has been drinking a lot. She says he gets angry when he drinks and shouts at her.
When you ask about Eddie’s bruises, she tells you that Eddie’s stepdad grabbed him by the arm last night. She says, “He was trying to help her because his stepdad was pushing and shoving her.” She tells you she asked him to leave the house last night and he left to go and stay with his brother.