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Even in our little town we have crime. It breaks my heart. I wish we could be immune, but of course we are not.
A couple weeks back someone cut the cables on one of our vehicles and stole the battery. It couldn't have gotten them more than $10 and it cost us $70 to repair and replace.
This really seemed to get to Brady. He was immediately fired up, ran and got his scooter and said we needed to go "look for suspects" in the 30-degree weather. So we rode/walked around town - it doesn't take long, ha! - and looked at people we saw.
If we knew them, Brady was certain they were not a suspect. Or if they were a "little old lady" he was just certain they couldn't be involved.
When we were done, he ran in the house, grabbed a pencil and paper and wrote our town cop a note which we mailed a couple days later. Here's a picture of page 2:
I love that he knows our town cop by name and feels so comfortable communicating with him. The next day we saw the guy up town, across the street, and Brady hollers out: "Hi! I sent you a letter. There's a criminal in town!" The affable officer smiled and said, "Okay!"
I also love that Brady feels so strongly at 8 in his ability to affect change. I hope that quality stays with him as he grows up.
It's unlikely the culprit will ever be found. But at the very least it served as a learning experience for my boy.
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