My daughter took the indirect route. She told other kids about the incident, who confronted the culprit.
“Did you throw a ball through her window?” one said, loudly.
But no mention of confessing.
Then, the “girlfriend” of the culprit was approached. “He is such an idiot,” one child said to her.
I am not sure what it means to have a girlfriend in 6th grade, but I’m told that in this case, the kids talk on the phone at night. We are hoping the issue came up in last night’s call, prompting some sort of epiphany about moral character and thus, a break up, leading to sad faces and inquiries from said mother and, ultimate disclosure. Of course, I could just put the note in her mailbox. Am I avoiding this? I think so. I will give it until 5 pm.