Umm…First…I’m thinking…a kid this bad?? How does he get a game boy for Christmas?
Exactly, thank you. And, from the wording of the article, it seems like he already knew he was getting it. How does that work? And why is it wrapped and under the tree already?
If you have to tell him not to unwrap a present then it probably doesn’t belong under the tree. Wait until Christmas Eve, or maybe better, bring it out Christmas morning. (Not that it will help if he knows where it’s being hidden. Or if he has enough time alone at home regularly to look for it. But still, if he doesn’t know he’s getting it he won’t know to look for it.)
Second…it’s obvious there are already problems, and from what I have heard at other news outlets, the actual arrest was b/c a cop got punched earlier & when they showed up at the house, they realized it was this kid, b/c the mom was telling the cop how bad the kid was…and they went ahead & arrested him.
According to this article quoted above
His mother said neither arrest seemed to scare him as she had hoped.
So there were apparently two arrests for each incident, not just one. I’m not sure if you were saying there was only one arrest, but that’s the way I read it.
And I agree with Huli, too. Mom and Great-grandma made the right move here. Even if it didn’t seem to affect the boy.
Now the GBA needs to go back to the store. Or, if it can’t be returned becaue it’s been opened, it needs to be donated to someplace that can use it this holiday season.