"My BIL shot himself yesterday" Update (2nd update in Red)
Thank you for all the comments on my other post ("OT - I need advice").
I have all three kids right now. My sister called last night and couldn't leave the hospital so she asked if the little one could stay. They were not there when it happened, but I'm not clear on what happened from there. My 5 yo neice knows that her dad shot himself. I guess when she came into the house she asked "Who killed my dad?" I have no idea what she actually saw. Apparently every time my sister comes home with the kids she keeps them in the car and goes in to check and make sure he hasn't done something like this. I have no idea how long that's been going on.
I doubt very much that my sister will leave him. My mom told her at the hospital last night that the kids have to stay away from him. I don't want my sister to lose the kids - I think that would devastate her, but I cannot imagine sending them back into that enviornment. I know that CPS needs to get involved but I'm having to work up the nerve to do it. It's hard to explain. I wish someone outside of the family would do it, so as not to cause more damage. That sounds so wrong and I know it and I'm ashamed.
I really appreciate all the comments and support on both this and the first post. My kids go to the County School District's homeschool center and I took one of my neices and my nephew with me when I took my kids this afternoon. I sat down and had a long talk with their teacher, who my husband and I have known for years. I have an idea she may be filing a report. My husband and I were talking about it and he believes that we now have 6 kids. Going through the clothes and the stuff she sent, there is more than enough for several days (especially the toddler who wasn't even supposed to be sending the night). Some of her comments have led him to believe that this may be the case as well. We have decided to wait and see what happens over the next couple of days before we make a call. If that's the case we'll need to have her sign over temporary guardianship. If she comes to get them then we will sit down with her and have that chat. But my DH doesn' believe it's going to be necessary. So, now my question is: how do you homeschool with a rambunctious 2 year old?!? This morning was very intersting to say the least LOL