We Left Our Kids Home Alone And They Did THIS!
I’m really hoping you can help me with this one!
My husband Martin and I recently went away for a long weekend and left our kids – Katie who’s 16 and Annabelle who’s 13 – home alone. We thought we could trust them (and asked our neighbor to keep an eye on them) but we clearly could not.
While we were gone the kids had a party on the Saturday night. Their friends caused a lot of damage – broken windows, some items stolen and a lot of mess.
But we also found out that our daughters both got drunk at the party.
Both myself and my husband are teetotal so we’re even more shocked by their behavior – and I just don’t trust them anymore.
We’ve banned them from seeing their friends and grounded them for the next 3 months – but what else can we do? How do we get across the message that drinking is bad news? And should we be worried by their drinking – or is this just a one off incident?
Would really love some mom to mom advice!
Right now I am stifling the urge to scream “ARE YOU CRAZY?” because that’s not a nice thing to say and you probably feel bad enough without me piling on. But for real… ARE YOU CRAZY?!
There are several issues involved here, whether the kids are old enough to stay home alone, the trust that has been broken between you and them and the drinking. Here’s how I see it and what I wold do.