Lynn's Comments: I took him back to the store to return the item and together we talked to the manager of the toy department.
Lynn's Comments: When a child - or anyone - rights a wrong, they need recognition. To have Michael return the scarf without some praise for his honesty would have been wrong. For every manager who would punish a gesture like this, there are many more who will acknowledge the courage required when a thief returns what was taken and is ready to face the music! In this case, Michael faced both his mother and the store manager proving he had "strength of character"!
Lynn's Comments: This really happened--Katie did hide in a photo booth. Unfortunately, we were too upset to have her picture taken!
Lynn's Comments: Nothing is worse than not knowing where your child is. Even though this was a story that quickly resolved itself, readers were anxious and a bit angry with me for doing it. In a sit-com, there is an outcome within minutes. In a comic strip, you have to wait a day or more to find out what happens.