Today I am going to tell you how I realized we needed to get the best home security system for our home..
I have a son who is not a very good listener. He’s 14 years old and of course, thinks he knows everything, and truly believes he is an adult who can make his own decisions. He is not a bad child, just a little undisciplined, not to the lack of trying. I tell him to clean his room, he tells me no, I tell him to do his homework, he tells me no. Well, you get the picture. So, lately at night mostly, I have been hearing noises outside of my house. Now, my son locks his door when he goes to bed, which again, I have repeatedly told him not to, but eventually I gave up.
I decided to go outside to inspect the noises I had been hearing. I checked the front yard first, nothing. I then went into the back yard where all are bedroom windows were located. We do have bushes in front of our windows, so I started to check behind the bushes to see the windows, in hopes I would see if anything had been tampered with. I checked mine first, then the computer room, and when I went to my son’s window to my surprise, it was being held up by my son’s math book. I immediately lifted it up, took the book out, and closed the window, knowing that when he came back, he would be in for a surprise.
Now, you have to understand it’s 10 pm, so I decided to wait by the front door of our home. The time went by, 11pm, 12pm, and by 1 am, I was irate. Well, here he comes, 1:30 in the morning, walking down the street. He ducks behind a bush and jets off to the backyard, where he believes he has a place to sneak back into. I quickly rushed to his bedroom, took a credit card , and managed to open his door. I then went to the window and waited for him to walk up to it. I could see him through the blinds climbing the fence attempting to be quiet, and checked behind himself.
He then, slowly crept up to the window and pulled back some of the bushes to get in and to his surprise the window was shut. He looked at as if he was baffled. Like he was trying to remember if he kept it open or not. Then he sat there for a second and I opened the window. He fell to the ground scared because he didn’t know what was going on. I told him in a very aggravated voice,” welcome home…” He looked at me with fear in his eyes and guilt. I told him to get in and go to bed and we would discuss what happened and why in the morning.
The next morning at 6 am, I decided to wake him up early to talk. I told him that his actions were unacceptable and dangerous and that things were going to change. The first thing that was going to change was I was buying an alarm system, that would also be put on the windows, just in case he felt brave again. The next thing that would change was respect for me and my wishes. We talked for about an hour or so. He apologized, we hugged and I had the alarm system put in that day.
So, the funny part is, a few weeks later he decided to try to sneak out again.. Yep the alarm went off. I rushed into his room and he is sitting there with a crappy smile on his face, “Just wanted to make sure it worked, Mom.”