I am very happy that my children have made friends with some of the other children in the neighborhood. However, I have one small problem involving my son and his friends.
You see, it started last summer when Bubby’s friends down the street threw rocks in our pool and then pulling up some of my plants. I told them that it would not be tolerated and not to do it again. I know kids are kids, but the thing is that these children do not do this at the house next door to ours where they also have friends. There has been a few other things, and then recently, there has been the issue of my car.
My car is kept in our car port, and well, it is kind of my baby. It is the first car I ever bought new. I was the one who negotiated the price. I had done my research and had gotten a great deal. It was a big thing for me. It is a few years old now but in great condition. I like to keep it that way. So when I found multiple scratches on the passenger side door yesterday, I was more than a little upset. My son said that one of his friends down the street did it. So now I am upset that his friend did it and also that he knew about it and didn’t say anything to me or his friend!
I asked his friend about it, and his friend denied it. I am not sure what to do. My husband said that he can buff out the scratch. However, I don’t want something like this to happen again. I am not sure if I should say something to the parents because the child denied it, so it is my son’s word vs. their child’s. I just don’t understand what has happened to manners and courtesy. I have always been nice to these children, but they have done things at my house more than once, and what is worse is that my son sees things and doesn’t say anything. It is just frustrating all around.
So I thought I would vent a little and ask for some advice on the matter. Any suggestions?