This is the phone call I have to make. And yet I am hesitant.
Dan broke into my house again. What we think he does is, he comes in the house when i’m not home (but his younger siblings are) and he says he needs to quickly use the bathroom or make a phone call. When in that part of the house, he quickly unlocks a window. Then, when no one is home, he comes in the window. We could have sworn that everything was locked. But today, during a two-hour window when no one was home, Dan got in our house and stole his brother’s ipod touch — the gift I bought Al for all his hard work staying clean, going to school, and holding a steady job. THEN, Dan called a mutual friend and said, “Call Al and find out his password for his ipod.” We found out that you can’t pawn an I-Touch without the password to unlock it.
How did he get in? We were so confused. We had checked every window a couple of days before and none of us had opened any since. Then Al checked the bathroom. Despite the fact that his razor was on the window and several items looked undisturbed on the windowsill, the window was unlocked. That must have been his route. CRAP.
I cannot take it anymore. I have to report him. I have not wanted to. You might recall Dan is in a diversion program through the court because of a felony charge for giving heroin to his brother. So turning him in puts that charge on his record permanently. I know, I know that he has to face his own consequences. It is very hard, though, as a mom to set this all into play. I will. But I might do it tomorrow. I feel so scared for him. I wish it didn’t have to be me.
God bless you all and your families and your children. ~Kay