Stacy - posted on 05/24/2010 ( 11 moms have responded )
I am just sick about this! Going through my child's backpack this morning, and I found her friend's iPod, which my daughter had stolen. The mother had called me yesterday asking if that, and some other items were at our house. I'd asked my daughter and she told me that it wasn't here and she hadn't seen it. So this morning when I found it I was almost out of my mind!
I confronted her, and she had NOTHING to say for herself, just looked at me like this was no big deal!!! OMG!!!
This is not the first time this type of thing has happened, but before it had always been small toys from school or daycare that just 'happened' to come home, and I always made her return them, and tell her teacher what she did. (That has apparently not had any effect on her.)
I'm trying to come up with an appropriate punishment:
1. Return the iPod, and tell the mother and the child what she has done, and apologize (this is a GIVEN)
2. Make her give away ALL of her toys
3. Grounding from all play for a (week/month)
4. Talk with the parish priest (with her)