Would appreciate your input on a currently frustrating situation in casa D.
We have 3 kids, girl, boy, girl, ages 15, 13, 11. We have several fringed blankets in our TV and living rooms to use while reading, atching TV, napping, etc. Bought most of them in December. On Super Bowl Sunday, we noticed that the ones in the TV room had the fringes all twisted together - actually braided very tightly in groups of 3. Clearly something that took a bit of effort to accomplish - as well as a ton of effort to correct. And afterwards the yarn fringe does not hang as nicely as before.
We read the kids the riot act. Tho none of them admitted it, we suspected the youngest. She spends the most time watching TV, has the most free time in terms of fewer hobbies/social engagements, and less homework. And she seems to be somewhat less socially skilled than the other two (who are no social butterflies themselves.) In the past she has done “nervous” stuff like tearing her hair in a certain place. I don’t want to paint her out to be a monster, but just trying to say why we suspect she did it.
Last night the damn blanket fringes were knotted up again! The youngest actually pointed it out to her mom. Again, all 3 denied it.
What the hell are we supposed to do? Believe the dog did it? Abnormal air currents?
Moreover, this strikes me as kinda not really healthy behavior. I cannot understand why a kid would do that - especially more than once. It damages our property, and causes mom and dad unnecessary effort.
We made it very clear that we were upset, but that we would be even more upset if we found out who did it other than by an admission. And we cancelled a ski trip we had planned for this weekend.