My ds made a friend last year and we see him a lot. Since he's in the neighborhood, he comes over a lot and I've agreed (his mom asked) if I would watch him for about an hour in the morning and then drive all of them to school. This wasn't a big deal to me since I already drive my kids and we have the space in the car. Well, this kid has made himself very comfortable in my home. My kids have caught him taking gum and candy from their stashes. Of course he denied it, but I believe my kids. They've caught him in the act and he's a pretty bad liar. haha. We really stress respect for one another's property and my kids have always shown me that I can trust all of them in this aspect. Well, I confronted his mom very nicely through text since our boys are friends but we really aren't. She apologized and we didn't see him much for a bit.
Well, once school started up again, I agreed to watch him and now I'm getting suspicious again. My dd claims that she had a few dollars of change on her desk (it's in a common living space) and now it's missing. Ds also says that he found his friend looking through my other daughter's bag looking for candy or something. I'm totally perplexed about this. I agreed to give the kid a ride to school and I have no desire to "parent" him. Do I just tell his mom that I don't want to give him a ride anymore? This is my initial reaction since I have enough on my plate and don't want to deal with this. While I don't love the idea of confronting the friend and mother, is that the best thing to do? It might be the simplest, but is it the best thing to do?
I'm asking for advice from a Christian perspective. I'm just so annoyed to have to deal with this.