Mommy of a 3 year old has a 20 jail sentence to serve, advice please :-(

Sassy_06251991 - posted on 11/14/2013 ( 1 mom has responded )

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I'm looking for some advice.

I was sentenced to 20 days in jail Oct 23rd, which I am supposed to turn myself in to serve November 15th by 3 PM... That's less than 36 hours hours away...



Here's the thing though,

I have a 3 year old son ( who turns 4 next month ) that I have never been away from for more than maybe 3 1/2 days at the most since he was born... I'm a single mother & recently moved back home with my mother who my 3 year old will be staying with while I'm in jail.. My ex boyfriend, who was with me from 6 months pregnant until about 4 months ago, is going to take my son on all his days off of work while I'm in jail which he usually does anyways because he's helped me raise my son & they have a huge bond & my son loves going there...





But what I'm really wondering is what I should tell my son? He's VERY smart for his age & understands more than an average 3 (almost 4 year old)... I've slipped up while talking in front of him & talked about having to go I'm front of him but the minute I catch myself quickly change the subject & start talking to him about one of his favorite shows before he can ask any questions & have done good at avoiding the conversation but its obvious he's going to realize Mommy's gone on Sunday when he comes home from my exes...


Any suggestions?

Its a 20 day jail sentence, 3 days credit which drops it down to 17 days, plus good time? Which I have no clue how many days that takes off...

Please.. I'm so sick & can't sleep because I don't know what I should do..
All advice would be greatly appreciated!!

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Michelle - posted on 11/14/2013

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You need to be honest with him. You need to let him know you did something naughty and have to go to jail.
If you can maybe tell him what you did. Without knowing why you are going to jail it's hard to give specific advice.

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