We’ve caught our son stealing. My wife found him reading a book at 10PM on a school night, and in the partial dark. Turns out he’s been doing this without our knowledge for some time. I should’ve caught on when he kept on referencing ahead of our bedtime reading.
“I know what’s going to haaapen,” he’d say. I thought he was just kidding. But all our kids are smarter than we are (but not yet as savvy) and I need to keep reminding myself of this.
That was Bev Cleary. Now he’s moved on to Scrooge McDuck.
My wife informed him that he could do this on the weekends but that he needs his sleep.
It’s an interesting problem to have.