Rosie has a piggie bank and she has been collecting change all year (she got the piggie for Christmas last year)- and at last count she had around $8.
The piggie bank sits in my room, that Rose and I share. The key is in my jewelry box.
Yesterday Rose lost a tooth- and I was "borrowing" a quarter from her piggie (I had no change) for her tooth under her pillow (which I will replace with double)- and I realized that all of her quarters were gone, most of her dimes were gone, as well as her nickels. Pretty much only the pennies were left. On top of that, the "lock" was broken, someone had obviously not known where the key was, and had broken the plastic in the process of stealing her money.
I went in to talk to Braden and Davis and Ian and they all denied knowledge- but I know, I know in my heart, and for many concrete reasons as well- that Davis took her money.
He has been in a jealous fit because my mom bought Rose school clothes, he claims Rose is spoiled and he is neglected. He also had a large amount of change that he spent part of at a garage sale, that he claims to have gotten elsewhere. Braden and Ian also know where the key is, and likely would not have needed to break in to get the money. Davis does not know about the key- and so that is yet another thing that points to him. Braden and Ian - this is not their style- but it screams Davis.
I took the piggie to work with me, and counted the money. Only $3.34 remains, at least $5 gone. Davis insisted it was not him, and said how horrible it would be to take money from Rose...yet, everything points to him...everything. His attitude, his hostility towards her, the money he had recently, and the fact that he lies as easily as he breathes.
I feel sick-but I am done with being walked all over. I called and left him a message- informing him that he will come clean and he will replace the money (with interest) or I will be reporting the theft to his probation officer, his social worker and anyone else who has outside authority over him.
How dare anyone be so depraved as to steal the money from a little girls piggie bank- is this how he thinks he will gain trust? This will make me what? Want to run out and spend money on him? I can't even pay my BILLS- I am hardly spending money on Rose and she has been collecting change for 10 months!
Last night he gave us all this song and dance about how he was going to change his behavior, and start getting it right- now this.....I don't know when he did it, but I have no doubts that he did.
I don't know what else to do- other than make it clear that I will take him down for stealing- for stealing ANYTHING.......
I am so angry and sick right now I can barely see straight.......he was grounded for ditching school, but so far he doesn't even try to get it right- the reign of terror and lies continue with him, and frankly I am fed up.