We brought David home for a couple of days before he goes to residential care. I can see now that outcome wasn’t what we had hoped. He has done nothing but steal, lie, yell and generally be combative since we brought him home. The only time we haven’t had to be hyper-vigilant is when he is sleeping, but even then we can’t turn our backs on him, as it is like he has a sixth sense about it and will wake up and get into things that he isn’t allowed to be touching. David goes to safe bed on Thursday. I hope that we can get through the next couple of days without any harm coming to the rest of the family. Either emotional or mental. At 11, David can say and do some pretty hurtful things. For example, his sister spent most of the day playing with him, doing
One Hour. Sixty Minutes. That is how long it took after David got home from safe bed before he stole something. “I found it…” “I don’t know how that got in my pocket” At safe bed, he was evidently upset with staff. He had to eat in his bedroom, as he didn’t have privileges to eat with everyone else. So, he put all of his food down a heat register. Tomato soup. Indian Taco. Yum. When asked why? He responded… “I was feeding the pet rats.” Tweet #fighting4answrs
20 Euros and an mp3 player David is in a safe bed. Another child in residence had some foreign currency and an mp3 player. David asked the child about it and was told that the mp3 player came from staff. Since David is home bound, when everyone else went on an outing, he stayed behind with staff. Guess what disappeared? The others came back to the house, and the child discovered that the items were missing. Social workers were called. David called the social worker a lot of interesting things and said that “dad was going to fire her…” or something to that affect. The police were called. The police searched David’s room and couldn’t find anything. David was busy blaming another child. The social worker searched David’s room and found the mp3 player hidden in a structural component of the building. 🙂 Imagine that! The money couldn’t be found.