OK, I screwed up again. so what's new! difficult child 2's 6 year old daughter lives with me most of the time. On Easter Sunday, I took her to Sunday school as usual. Then she went to church with my mother and me. When church was over, I was heading home to cook dinner for 12 people. Before church, I had stopped at daughter in law's to watch the other two grandkids while she went to buy candy for their Easter baskets (there's nothing like planning ahead, is there?) Anyway, she asked me if I was going to leave off granddaughter so she could get her Easter basket. I said I'd see what she wanted to do. So...church was over; I dropped granddaughter off at her mother's house. I waited in the car to be sure she got in OK, then waited a few minutes, thought everything was OK, and drove off. Well...everything was not OK. IN the meantime a friend had called and asked daughter in law to bring the two smaller kids to their house for an Easter egg hunt. So 6 year old was left home alone. They live across the street from another church. Friend found granddaughter crying in the yard because nobody was home. Friend called my other difficult child to get a phone number for somebody to call and while she was talking to him, daughter in law pulled up in her car to rescue 6 year old. Bottom line: Grandma messed up. Kid was alone for between 5 and 10 minutes. No damage but an unfortunate situation. Problem: somebody called the police so we are now the focus of an investigation. difficult child father of 6yo is in jail for 11 days for a minor offence (another long story). He called tonight, all upset. Mother is upset because of police involvement. I guess I need to go talk to police tomorrow and tell them I am the bad guy. Am I a terrible person or is this all being blown out of proportion?