Anyway...as we were walking up to the car after being in the store for half an hour, forty minutes tops, I saw that the front passenger window was smashed. Hmm...I peeked in and confirmed my suspicion that our GPS system had been stolen. (My Mother's Day present...rats!)
I called Shaun to get his opinion on whether it was worth reporting and also to tell him where I was so he could drop Avery off before heading to his CE class.
Finally the policeman arrived (Avery was first to spot the cruiser), asked his twenty questions and did other police stuff. By this time Avery and Amanda had gone over the story roughly 47 times. "Window boke! Window boke! and "Somebody smashhhed the window?"
When the officer took pictures of the car Amanda said "Cheezze!" and she told him "window boke!" He thought she was so darned cute and, well...she is!
He dusted for fingerprints, took a statement and brushed off my seat. It was all very simple and easy. I was thankful for the peace God gave me immediately and actually, Amanda and I just kept singing our song Sonshine, Sonshine, I have a different kind of Sonshine...
The girls were enthralled with the whole process and it was a great learning experience for them that policemen are here to help us whenever we need them (up to this point, the policeman has been the one who makes and enforces the law about little girls being buckled in their car seats).
So far we are only out a couple hours and $2.00 in quarters at the car vacuum place. I suspect that amount may increase tomorrow when we call the window repair dude.
So let me ask you a couple of the questions he asked me:
Do you have any known enemies?
Is your GPS registered (with what, I'm still not sure) and do you have the serial number?
Sorry, no pictures, but here's one of that cute little girl the policeman was referring to. :)