Elliot keeps his money in a gallon-size Ziploc bag pushpinned onto his wall. He has just begun very diligently saving up for a zoo simulation game on the computer that he is so excited about. This morning I think he had a grand total of $3.25, but tonight he discovered that the dollars were missing out of the bag. He was (kind of a mix between) panicked, surprised, mad and alarmed!
I'm fairly certain that neither Aaron nor Isaac took the money, which leaves me with the three friends (from two different families) who spent several hours in our house today as likely culprits.
Steve says it's not worth mentioning. He'll give Elliot three replacement dollars, and that's that.
Me? I am all about honesty and accountability and it gets my blood boiling just a little that someone maybe stole something from one of my kids. I have no problem if it was the 3- or 4-year-old who was over. I care a little more if it was the 10-year-old.
Should I bring it up, at all, or is it so just not an issue?