So what sort of kid would think it's ok to drive by our house. At 7.27pm. With his mates. In his mates green P plated car. Park across our driveway. BEHIND KEN'S CAR!! Switch off the car lights. Run down INTO our property. Down the driveway. Right down. Almost to our front door. Slam a sledgehamer or crow bar several times through Brandt's back windscreen and then run back to the car and roar off down the street. Honking the horn loudly. And veering all over the road and deliberately aiming at our neighbours teenage son who was out the front several houses down and who signalled for them to slow down after witnessing what had happened.
All the while as we were ALL inside our house. Here's the damage.
We're all still in disbelieving shock round here today.
Our lovely neighbour across the road witnessed the entire thing as she was out collecting her bins from the road and ran across to tell us. But without a number plate the police said they couldn't do anything about it although we did file a report even though we have two witnesses.
I had my sisters kids here as well and we had literally walked into the house 10mins earlier after spending a very nice few hours having a little family party for a few birthdays at my parents house. As you would imagine we had two little girls who were VERY frightened and distressed by what happened.
So. What sort of kid thinks it's ok to do that???
Ironically, I had bought a book only the day before. From Borders. I was there for something else but this book jumped out at me. And I bought it. It's called PARENTING FOR CHARACTER - equipping your child for life by Andrew Mullins (the Headmaster of Redfield College in Sydney).
I've only read a bit of it so far. But the back says, "Character is very much the sum total of our good habits - habits such as compassion, honesty, generosity and loyalty. Parenting for Character is a practical manual to help parents develop in their children qualities necessary for a happy and fulfilling adult life. These include sound judgement, responsibility, self-control, integrity, perseverance, courage and resilience."
EVERYTHING these kids weren't.
So, if anyone from our area sees a light coloured or white sporty looking Magna with a rear spoiler and two green P plates on either side of the back number plate let them know that I have this great book that I'd love to give them to give to their mums to read.