Here's hoping today is the first day of our clean slate. Dustin had a pretty good Sunday after the incident on Saturday. The police were across the street at a neighbor's house later in the night and Dustin asked if they were for him. I told him honestly that I wasn't sure. I told him they could be watching out for him, for all I knew at that time they could've been. Later I saw then going into the neighbor's house. I let him believe they were looking out for him. Bad? I thought it may help keep him indoors and safe.
One of the things I was most sad about when I sat down Saturday evening after all the hub-bub was a statement the dispatch operator made. She asked if he had any friends in the area where he could have ran to. I said, no. She said, "There's not ANYONE in the neighborhood he plays with?" No. He is a 3 year old trapped in the bod y of a 14 year old. He is never without us. He is in direct line of sight supervision at all times. Every once in a while someone mentions something a 14 year old "should" be doing and I grieve for the life he should've had.
We have researched GPS units and found the Brickhouse Child Locator. It looks like a watch and will only come off with a key. We are buying one. Anyone have any experience with them? Heard and negatives? It's very expensive, but anything to keep the little booger safe. I hope it does the trick. The police suggested it and we found one on Ebay . . .here's to hoping we don't get outbid. If so, I am ordering one this week. It is actually expandable and can be used with 4 bracelets, so we could use it for all the kids while camping or something. Technology!
So, I hope this week is uneventful. I don't think I could handle much more excitement.
Because I believed her
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