Monday, February 2, 2009

We have a thief in our midst!

I'm starting to get used to my kids surprising me, but I'm not quite used to them embarrassing me yet. We spent last night watching the Super Bowl at some friends of the family. Morgan and Blake had a great time playing with their youngest son and his toys. They were in and out of his room all night with all sorts of new and wonderful things and they thought it was great! When we came home, they were pooped and went straight to bed in their clothes.

This morning I changed the kiddos and threw their dirty clothes in the laundry so I could wash them today. As I sorted the laundry, I saw something sticking out of the pocket of Morgan's jeans that she wore last night. When I pulled it out, I was shocked to find a $10 bill and a little play penny. My stomach sank! I knew what must have happened and what I was going to have to do. I had a little talk with Morgan about how it isn't nice to take other people's things. She said "I'm sorry, Mommy" as she hung her head down in shame. I then went on to make a very embarrassing call. I ended up having to leave a message about what I found and I let them know that Rich would be by tomorrow after work with the loot.

I know Morgan didn't really know what she was doing. She was probably just playing at putting money in her pocket like she sees mommy and daddy do (our own, of course) and then didn't think to take it back out before we left. At least that's what I hope happened! I'd hate to have to pat her down before we leave people's places to make sure she isn't trying to get away with other kids' birthday money. I know, I know-this won't be the last time my little ones embarrass me-I just hope it doesn't have to do with either of them being a thief in the future!


Felicia said...

Oh my!! Just one of those lessons in life.. good thing she is learning it now and not when she's a teen!!

Cascia said...

I agree with Felicia. Hopefully she understands that what she did was wrong.

Alexia said...

I would be embarrassed too - I'm not looking forward to the day that one of my children (or both!) attempt this. Hey, look on the bright side though - friends are better than a store!

Just Breathe said...

So here is another one I missed.
I am so sorry, I don't like missing your posts.

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