Joey (my oldest) has a friend that lives about 4 houses down from us.We will call this boy Richard...Well,Richard is 16 and I know for a fact that he wanders around the neighborhood at night.I have caught my son trying to "sneak" him into my house at 1:00 a.m. (And yes,Joey got into one hell of a lot of trouble for it).
My problem is this:Richard's mom is a "my son can do NO WRONG" type.She is also single and working 2 jobs to keep her 4 kids fed.I am imagining that part of the reason she hasn't noticed that her 16 year old sneaks out at night is because she must be exhausted,kwim?I wouldn't want my 16 year old out wandering the street at 1:00 a.m. and if someone saw him I would want them to tell me...Richard's mom will NOT take kindly to me telling her that I have seen him out walking the street that late.Everytime I've seen him I have fussed at him and told him to go home.Once or twice I have flat out asked him WHERE his mother thought he was...he just grins and says,"Sleeping." Telling her will probably cause another argument between us. (Like I said she DOESN'T like people telling her anything BAD about her kids)
So,now what?Do I intervene and tell her something the entire neighborhood knows and nobody has told her because of her reactions or do I leave well enough alone? I would feel HORRIBLE if something happened to her son \
Thought for the day :
Women are angels and when someone breaks our wings we simply continue to fly...on a broomstick. We are flexible that way.