Our neighbor came over last night to tell us about an incident that happened on our street, a couple of blocks down.
Very early Saturday morning a 5 year old girl went to her parents' bedroom and said, "There's a man in my bedroom." Silly girl. The parents, thinking she was telling stories, sent her back to bed, assuring her that there was no man in her bedroom. (I may have sent my husband to take a look, but I am trying not to judge.) A few hours later, the little girl (who was smart enough to go to her sibling's room instead of her own) came into the kitchen and her parents, who were eating breakfast, asked, "Is the man still in your bedroom," thinking they were being funny. Ha.Ha. The little girl answered . . . "Yes."
This time they went and looked. Imagine their surprise (and horror) when they saw a 19 year old guy passed out on their sweet little girl's bed. He had been high on drugs and alcohol and broke into their home through a basement window and, apparently finding the perfect bed (not too hard, not too soft - - you get the picture), crashed. The police came and the idiot kid was arrested and charged with all sorts of things. And I'm pretty sure the parents went down on their knees praying forgiveness for their stupidity and giving thanks that their little girl wasn't hurt.
The incident that we experienced that very same night, and the drunken, drug crazed stupid 19 year old down the street are too coincidental, and I am convinced that he was the same idiot kid who came into our home and left all our doors open wide - not to mention a little sampling of his blood.
Several lessons to be learned - - -
1. Always lock your doors at night, no matter how safe you feel.
2. When your 5 year old tells you that a strange man is in her bed, GO TAKE A LOOK!!
3. Ghosts DON'T ride long boards (although I'm still not convinced about that one).
And, maybe most important,
3. DON'T BE AN IDIOT!!! DON'T DO DRUGS AND/OR ALCOHOL! THEY MAKE YOU STUPID!!!
By the way, I don't feel so bad about my dog Izzy not barking when idiot criminal came in our house that same night because apparently even while stupid drunk was plopping down on 5 year old's bed, their dog slept soundly on the floor, mere feet away :)