We drop SS13 off at BM's every Monday at 7pm. SS13 is on Winter Break now (as well as BM and I) and wanted to stay over at his friend's last night. We tell him that it's up to his mom, since it's technically her night and he has to call and ask. Well, as usual, she won't answer the phone. It's been raining and flooding here for the last three days, so neither one of us are keen on dropping the kid at BM's house when she isn't even there, so we let him go ahead and stay at his friend's house, with messages left to that effect on her house and cell phones.
This morning, I'm home by myself. Today was going to be spent cleaning, baking, and wrapping gifts... BY MYSELF, or have my son's girlfriend over to help. Guess who walks in the door an hour ago? SS13! His friend's mom dropped him back here instead of at his mother's, because he still can't get ahold of her. BM never called him back last night or this morning. Still won't answer her cell. No one answers the house phone, even tho SD17 and SS19 should be there.
I realize that she'll be all bent because we let him stay the night at his friend's, rather than take him to her house, but we sure as heck weren't going to leave him in an empty house in this weather. Many of the roads have been closed and what if she weren't able to get home to him? She's already got CPS on her back for her pig stye of a house, I figure we're doing her a favor by not leaving him there unattended.