Well, that didn't last very long. I get a call from Son's school. It is the secretary in the counseling office where Son spends a lot of time. Son is very social and chatty with everyone. It looks like Son stole money from her. *sigh* Took money for fundraising items and never turned the order or the money in. She told me that she questioned him on it, but he just blew her off and told her "I don't have time for this". Who knows if there are others. I guess I'm on another fact finding mission. Great. Just great. Of course, I'm mortified because I'm a school district employee in the same town and I have met this woman, though she doesn't remember me (thank goodness). Then, there's Son's past stealing. He's already in big trouble for being extremely rude and belligerent towards me last week and has lost privileges. I sincerely apologized to her and told her she WOULD get her money back, plus an apology letter. The money will come from the money my mother gave him for making honor roll. I'm bracing myself for a huge meltdown when I tell him. He was ecstatic when he got that money. I will also remind him of the neighborhood kids that kept his grandmother's money when she purchased items from a fundraiser they were doing. That family made our neighborhood a living nightmare with stealing and chaos until they moved away. So, I will inform Son he acted just like them and remember how they stole money from his beloved grandmother and how upset she was. Well, it was nice the few hours it lasted...... It's back to GFGdom for me!