A Late Chat Production
Your eleven year-old son, Todd, has become obsessed with all things Sherlock Holmes. Todd fancies himself a detective and does have good investigation skills. Todd just recently had his birthday and you got him a trench coat he had been wanting so that he could look more like a detective. Todd was also given a kitten who he named Watson.
Todd comes home from school today and finds Watson is missing. Your SO took Watson to the vet for his vaccinations and a check up. The vet had an emergency and the appointments are running late. Your SO forgot to tell Todd about the vet visit but assumed s/he would be home before Todd got home and would have been had it not been for the emrgency. Todd becomes distraught over his missing kitten and assumes Watson got out and has wandered off. Todd goes out looking for Watson. He is sure his detective skills will help him find his kitten.
Todd has lots of freedom but he does have boundaries as to how far he can go from home. Todd ends up out of bounds but doesn't care as he is certain he is on Watson's trail. Maybe Todd's detective skills are not as good as he thought as he is now lost and doesn't know how to get home.
Your SO gets back from the vet and you come in from work and the two of you find Todd is not home. There is no note and Todd does not have a cell phone. You call the school but everyone has left for the day and there is no answer. Your SO heads to the school following Todd's normal route while you call to check with parents of friends. There is no sign of Todd and you become frantic and call the police.
Meanwhile Todd has found his way on to some farm property far away from home. Todd is scared and upset. He cannot find Watson and he doesn't know how to get home. Todd knocks on the farm house door and he is allowed to use a phone. You are relieved to get the call and you get directions to the farm. You notify the police that Todd is found and an officer follows you to the farm to make sure all is well.
You collect your now crying son and thank the farmer and the police officer. On the way home Todd explains what happened. You relieve Todd's mind and tell him what happened with Watson.
How do you deal with Todd once you get him home?