My ds was supposed to stay on the front step to let the dog out, him and my neice. My ds is 9, my neice is 11. Ds lets the dog out in the morning before school and on the weekends its his chore. My neice goes out with him when she is here only because she thinks its "cool". Never had a problem with them doing this they have never moved from the front step.
Today on the other hand my neice decided to walk the dog to the pond which in at the end of our side walk and is around a 100 feet from the front step. Which is not what she is supposed to do but not flip out worthy. My ds on the other hand decided he was going to walk to the local ameristop, which is like a speedway. He had to cross two streets doing this one is really busy. Apparently he almost got hit by a car on the busy street and someone called 911.
I wake up to the police at my door (my SO was up with the kids) wanting to talk to me. So I go to the door and he tells me that my son was over at ameristop and almost got hit by a car. I pretty much tell him he has the wrong kid because ds has never even crossed our parking lot and knows better. I warn him all the time about crossing the street esp where we are at because people fly around the corner and you can't see the cars until they are right in front of you. He tells me no that it was him so I yell for ds and he tells me that it was him. I'm dumbfounded. Apparently the person that called 911 watched ds enough to let the cop know where he was going and the cop saw him cross the street to our complex and watched what house he went to. The cop then threatend to call children services and that they would take my kids away from me. I'm all like
The police officer also asked if he could talk to ds, I told him he could and he lectured him in a very loud authoritve tone. He took my info, son and neices info and left.
I understand ds did a really stupid thing, a really really stupid thing but I don't understand the whole threatening to call children services and threating to take my kids away from me. I am grateful that the person called and that the police came to me or I would not have known he did this stupid thing because my neice played stupid right along with ds. Ds reason was he wanted to know what it felt like to walk there.
I know children services won't come take my kids away and I feel really stupid on believing my ds at this point but I am not for sure how to punish him today everytime we had to go somewhere he had to hold my hand and pretty much treated him like a four year old.