It's finally happened...they called the police
My 4 yr old is undiagnosed but I suspect from his behavior he is on the spectrum. He has an older brother who has Aspergers. It hasent happened in a long while but tonight.....Tonight, he made his escape from the house and crossed 2 side streets and one major street to go to the Circle K, where they called the police.
Where was I? I had told him "No candy treat for you tonight because you stole your daddy's candy and I found wrappers all over the house." Then proceeded to get the other 3 siblings ready for bed. Daddy was asleep. I went back to him to make sure his teeth were brushed and **bam** couldn't find him. Found the Kitchen unlocked. (Yes we have a child lock on the door. He's a bright boy and can undo it) Then my search began. Check the yard, check the house, wake up dad, check the neighbor's yards up and down the block, check the house again, ask family to start praying, get in car drive to near by park, getting scared/feeling frantic, find a police car.
Who wouldn't say where my son was..just said that they had him and they would meet me with him at the end of the street. I had 3 cop cars meet me. One cop recognized me from the Community meeting last night. So he saw the effort it takes for me to keep track of my little darlings. And they are very active little darlings. They took my information, they gave me no ticket...but I think I'm now on record.
I feel like such a horrible mother. I can hear the bashing in my head of where I went wrong, what I should have done, how dare I have 4 kids if I can't take care of them. Aack!
I don't want to blame my husband, he is stressed out with his job not making ends meet, going to school- trying to find the money to complete this semester's tuition...
It's been a tough, tough day. Thank God above and his angels, my son is home safe. AND yes I'll be checking his bed several times tonight.