Got caught in a lie. He took keys to one of our vehicles to school with him.
Was notified by the school that he had them.
I asked him for them, and he claimed that he didn’t have them. So I told him he needed to give them to me.
He then went to the pickup, opened the door, made a show of looking for the keys and then saying “here they are, I never took them to school, they have been here all this time.”
Then he said that so and so from the school was lying.
I refused to get into an argument with him. So I took away bicycle privileges and told him he could go outside to shoot hoops…
He didn’t like that the idea that one minute I was taking privileges and then I was giving them back. Called me all kinds of names.
I simply said, “ok, sit down.” He sat. Got obstinate about it. Said we might as well take all of his privileges forever.
I simply said absolutely nothing.
He calmed down, so I sent him outside to shoot hoops.
I may be a lot of things, but I am not a sadist. With his severe ADHD he would drive us both mad inside of a half hour with nothing to do…
All in all, I got the keys back, getting an admission of guilt won’t happen without a fight, and quite frankly the truck he had keys for is a dead vehicle anyway. Still, if they had been to one of the other vehicles….
For the record, David has a history of stealing keys, so we will have to ensure that we are diligent with key control so that they don’t start disappearing.