We had money stolen from our room yesterday afternoon. Money from book sales that Bart hadn't had time to deposit. It wasn't a lot ($40.00) but it's the principle of the thing that counts. Three of the kids were with us, so that leaves 6 potential guilty people. Three of them have never stolen from us before. So there are three main possibilities.
I am almost positive I know who did it, and if it is that person, then I am going to have to play hard ball in order to get the truth.
Why do I want the truth? Well, I hardly ever track it down any more, but this time I want it because I want to know who I am living with that is that damaged that they would steal from their parents and THEN not confess. Most of the kids are damaged enough to take the $ but very few, after my persistent interrogation, won't confess. Especially if I put on some pressure and threaten to punish everyone who was home.
If it is the person that I think it is, I will be relieved -- simply because then I will know that there is only one person who I live with that has that little regard for us and is that manipulative. I guess if I have to live with "the enemy" I just want to know the number of "enemies" I am living with,