I just had a visit from the lady across the street. Saturday night I went out with some friends. I had a sitter for my 9 year old and left my 17 year old at home. She said she had 3 cases of beer in her fridge under her carport and now has two so one case was stolen. Her grandson goes to school with my son. My sons friend was telling her grandson about a party he went to Saturday night. Her grandson asked where the party was and he told him over on South St at Johns (my son). He told his grandmother about the party. Well put two and two together...party on her street and a case of beer missing. It was taken from her house. My son is putting the blame all on his friend. But as she and I both told him that he is just as guilty because he allowed it to happen and allowed the boy to bring it to my home. She is not going to call the police but wants the money for the beer and them to do some yard work for her. The yard work has to be done by Sunday afternoon and the money given to her by then as well. Im in agreement with this punishment as well as going to give him some more punishment at home. I have not decided on what he will be punished with here at home. I am at my wits end with this boy. He will do these things and I punish him and he appears to straighten up for a bit then something like this happens. I am going to talk to the other boys mother tomorrow as well. Any suggestions or words of wisdom?