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Charlie is your thirteen year old step-son. Charlie's father passed away suddenly two years ago. You dated Charlie's mother for a little over a year and you all have been married for six months. You adore Charlie's mother but will admit that Charlie made the arrangement perfect. You are totally in love with the boy and Charlie bonded with you quickly and has loved you since he was first introduced to you. Charlie started calling you "Daddy" the day you married his mother. You have started the process to legally adopt Charlie.
Charlie's father was not a kind man and was very harsh with Charlie to the point of being abusive. He would beat Charlie with a belt and call it "spanking." Charlie lived in constant fear of his father. Charlie's mother discovered the abuse and was in the process of divorce when Charlie's father passed away.
When you married, Charlie and his mother had the bigger house and so you moved in there. It also kept Charlie from having to change schools. You have a classic 1964 Mustang that your father passed on to you and that you had restored. You made a place in the garage to park the Mustang. You keep it under a cover and rarely drive the car. On occasion you will display it in a car show.
Charlie was very interested in the car. You told him if he wanted it would be his someday. You have taken Charlie on rides in the car and allow him to help you clean it and maintain it. You do have one rule and that is that Charlie is not to be around the car or bother it unless you are with him.
Charlie is a good boy and rarely gets into any kind of trouble. Most issues with Charlie are minor and can usually be addressed with a discussion. His mother did have need to spank him (Hand on briefs) right after you all were married when he was twelve but there has been no trouble since. Your wife has asked you if the need arises in the future for a more serious punishment that you handle spanking Charlie. You all discussed this with Charlie and he understood.
You are home early one afternoon and are out in the back part of the yard looking for a good place to plant some fruit trees. You hear a noise coming from the woods adjacent to your back yard and you go to investigate. You see Charlie sitting on a fallen tree and he is crying.
You approach and sit next to Charlie and put your arm around him. He buries his face in your chest and just starts sobbing. You let him cry it out and then ask him if he wants to talk about what is bothering him. Charlie opens up and tells all.
Two days ago he and his best friend were in the garage. Charlie says he knew he wasn't supposed to do it but his friend wanted to sit in the Mustang. Charlie said he decided it would be Ok just one time if they were careful so he pulled the cover back and they sat in the car. He said they each took turns sitting behind the wheel pretending to drive. Charlie said when he was putting the cover back on the car that he somehow bumped some shelves over the hood and a can of paint fell off of the shelf and hit the hood. He said the can did not open but there is now a bad dent in the hood. Charlie said he just finished putting the cover back and tried to forget it. Charlie said it has really been bothering him because he knows he was wrong and he knows the car is special to you. Charlie said he was just going to ignore it and hope you didn't find out how the dent happened. Charlie said he realized that was wrong and he had decided to tell you tonight. Charlie said he just feels terrible but he just knows you will hate him now. He says he also knows you will spank him but that is OK. He tells you that he is ready for you to spank him now if you want to but he starts crying and begs you saying, "Please don't hate me."
How do you deal with this?