You allow your nine year old son, Lyle to walk home from school every afternoon, weather permitting. The school is close, you live in a very safe neighborhood and Lyle enjoys the independence. The problem is Lyle must walk past a nice park with a playground and it has proved too much for Lyle to resist. Lyle was late coming home several times due to stopping off at the park. Finally you agreed that Lyle could stop at the park and play for an hour each day if he wanted. You gave Lyle a watch and made sure he knew how to tell what time he should head home. This has not worked as well as you would have liked as Lyle has been past his hour coming home on a few occasions. You give Lyle a final warning and tell he he will be spanked if he comes home late again.
Today when Lyle was a half hour past his time, you went to the park. You found Lyle frantically searching for something and obviously upset.
Lyle explains that he is looking for his shoes and socks and backpack. He says he took his shoes and socks off and put them by a bench with his backpack while he played. He said he stopped playing in time to make it home but when he went to get his shoes and socks and backpack they were gone. He says he saw some big kids hanging around the bench and he thinks they took his shoes and socks and backpack and hid them and he has been trying to find them. He says he is sorry he is late but he has a good reason as he knows those are his good school shoes and his homework is in the backpack and he has to find them.
What happens with Lyle?