I had called Matt’s mom yesterday afternoon and left a message, “Bert’s it’s me. Matt pled guilty and will be doing six months in jail. Give me a call.” This morning I got a call back. “I got your message. He plead guilty?” I guess the public defender told him that if it went to trial, he’d get two years if he was convicted.
I could hear despair in her voice when she said, “Hunter’s sister will be born by then. I wish he would wise up.” I didn’t want to rub salt in her wounded heart by saying she had enabled him while he lived with her. Oh who’s calling the kettle black said the frying pan. I enabled him or looked the other direction… I’d be lying if I said I hadn’t done so too.
I told her I had told him to keep his mouth shut and keep below the radar. He won’t or he’ll make a comment to one of his fellow inmates which he’ll later have to fight about. When he gets out in January, he’ll make up some excuse for not entering a program and the cycle will repeat… This too will pass