last night. Caller ID says it's the group home & I pick up expecting to hear wm's smiling voice on the other end. Wrong! Wrong ! Wrong! wm had been caught stealing out of each of his foster brother's rooms & worst of all out of foster mum & dad's room. A confession was "beaten" out of him & he admitted that he had indeed taken each of the missing items (some very high priced items), but couldn't remember where he put them. And then, my son, the joy of my life, goes on the defensive! How dare they call him a thief! I don't steal! See, I don't even have the stuff (I hope he doesn't know how to fence things already ). His thinking, his reactions are so skewed - he knows he's been caught & instead of asking for apologies & help finding all the stuff he's stolen then hidden he goes on the attack. wm then ran - left the house & ran. No one could find him (I'm not sure how much effort his foster brothers put into it). Foster mum after 2 hours called in the county sheriff. Took another 2 hours to find wm - hanging out outside a local SuperAmerica. Didn't have money, didn't know where to go. He'really a baby - 5 to 7 years of age in many areas. AND most 5 to 7 y/o's don't steal & run. Geez! When foster mum called she was more amused than angry - got over her mad though wm didn't know it & won't know it. wm was in the shower getting warm. Foster mum told me that what wm doesn't know or understand just yet is that he has 2 of the best things going for him - me & her. We will mother that child if it kills him. I started laughing & couldn't stop, because then I started crying. - husband had to pick up the phone. wm doesn't get it - makes me sadder than you can imagine. It will be interesting to see where foster mum goes with consequences on this one. I back her 100% as she does me so we are a good team. wm will call expecting me to rescue him from evil "foster mum" & I don't. Thought I'd share the wm saga with you - I'll post an update as soon as I get one. I was warned that this will be all my fault; it's because I'm sick & the stress is too much for him.