So, onto chapter 3 of sticky fingers aka wm. Chapter 1: Christmas last year wm walked into foster mum & dad's bedroom with-o permission & broke into their lockbox containing their holiday spending cash. He promptly stole $500.00. Chapter 2: About 5 months ago, wm picked the lock to foster parents bedroom & smashed the new lockbox & stole another $500.00. Chapter 3: I rec'd a call from foster mum who informed me wm is on "lockdown" because there is $1000.00 missing. Okay, my son (wiping tears of maternal pride from my eyes) has sticky fingers; heck his is a burglar in training. The first $500 was found before wm could spend any of it. The second stash of money was found but wm had spent $150 of it claiming it was a gift from his grandpa. wm had to work off the money spent. I sat with him as he wrote a letter of apology with promises it wouldn't happen ever again. At that point I told wm that foster mum & dad (who are like family in this household) don't deserve this, period. If wm needs money he only has to ask & explain what he needs. Of course, wm argued the point. As to the currently missing $1000 - foster dad left his bedroom door unlocked when he went to shower. wm is denying & blaming everyone else. Is still on lockdown AND is itching to go out to buy the latest play station claiming he got birthday money from his paternal grandparents (not). For foster mum & dad's sake (I know their need to have cash on hand) I asked if I could buy them a safe. If wm chooses to break the law that is his business but I don't want foster parents to suffer. I offered to replace the $$$. So far they have refused ~ they know wm, they know the $$ will show up because wm will not be able to sit on it much longer. I love my children - I really really do.