This morning I went for my morning walk and workout. I left my 16, almost 17, 14 and 12 year old in charge of the youngest who's 6. I get home and no one knows where the youngest went. So, we all start looking for him. I went and looked in all the closets, all the rooms and under the beds, calling his name and nothing. The kids went outside to look for him. Whe I went out there they were just looking, not calling so I told them to call out his name. I started calling his name. My 14 year old said "Do you think he went to his friends house." This friend lives a couple of blocks away, he's not allowed to go without one of his older siblings or an adult. The friends mom was his pre school teacher and I know she would have called if he showed up by himself. I grabbed the phone and get ready to get in my car to drive and check if he was there and then call the cops when he walks in. I asked him where he was and he said our neighbors behind us. We have never met the people who live there. I know it's an older lady and we think she may have died as there are other people there. I told him how worried I was and how important it is for him to tell us where he's at. He's also grounded from video games and we didn't go swimming today because of his behavior.
My MIL says he's old enough to go outside and play by himself but I think he's proven that he's not because this is the second time I didn't know where he went.