27 April, 2009

Violated

From dictionary.com:

–verb (used with object), -lat⋅ed, -lat⋅ing.
1. to break, infringe, or transgress (a law, rule, agreement, promise, instructions, etc.).
2. to break in upon or disturb rudely; interfere thoughtlessly with: to violate his privacy.
3. to break through or pass by force or without right: to violate a frontier.

In my world it means our house got broken into and our TV and Wii/Xbox games got pinched.

As things go it was a relatively minor burglary. Only the TV, games and a few Wii related items were taken. The computers are all here, Chickie's DS was still in it's docking station and it looks like it was a quick in, rustle around lounge room, computer room and my bedroom - then out again. Insurance will likely cover what was taken.

On the other hand, when they were in the bedroom they went through my drawers. My underwear drawers... ick. That feels like a real violation. I suppose they were looking for jewellery, but the light in the bedroom doesn't work and my beside chest of drawers is probably the only place they could really see properly. So, lucky me, got her knickers strewn around the bedroom.

One thing I'm quite nervous about is the fact that they didn't take any of the computers or laptops. We're computer people - we have a lot of computer stuff. While they may have thought the TV was the best option for now, what if they want to come back for the other bits and pieces that they couldn't carry? When J suggested he stay home tomorrow and get the paperwork and other bits and pieces sorted out, I was thrilled. I thought I'd sound silly suggesting it, but obviously J was thinking the same thing. The police officer who came round said she's done this job for 3 years and has only seen repeat break-ins about 3 times, so it's not a common thing. I still feel a lot more comfortable with J staying home tomorrow though.

One thing I'm angry about though, is Chickie's lost a bit of his sense of security. He went to bed saying he was scared, so I lay in his bed with him just cuddling him and talking about nice things. He then started talking about how his tummy didn't feel good, so I got J to take over and sit with him. He's asleep now, which is good. TV's and games can be replaced - I'm more angry they've scared my son.

Grrr... thieving bastards...

8 comments:

peppermintpatcher said...

Just talk your little guy through it. The more he sees you calm and in control the more he will be.

Not good at all for you!

Melinda said...

Tracey said it well.

I'm mad too! Violated is exactly the right word.

thinking of you!

dogbait said...

Not nice at all. Hopefully you have your computer data backed up externally.

Zazzy said...

That's always seemed to me to be the worst part of a break-in - that loss of a feeling of safety. Hugs to you and Chickie. Take care of yourselves.

Stomper Girl said...

So awful. And poor Chickie. I'd feel the same. Hope you've backed up your computers fully?

My float said...

Oh, I can't stand that. Poor Chickie. He'll be ok, give him lots of cuddles. Big hugs from here.

velcro said...

on no it's horrible when you get burgaled. We got broken into shortly before our first Christmas in London and the idiots made off with, amongst other things, MrV's gym bag complete with reeking trainers but missed the envelopes under the christmas tree with money in.
hope Chickie's feeling a bit more secure now and not so worried they'll come back

meggie said...

The rotters. Such an old fashioned term, but they are, nonetheless, bastards.
We were broken into, & stolen from, when our children were young, & it destroyed their feelings of safety.
I hope Chickie feels safe again.