A Late Chat Production*
* Leti, Jkher, John Boy and DMK
You are a twenty-two year old Junior at the local university. You have a thirteen year old brother, Dawson. Your father passed away shortly after Dawson was born. You are very close to Dawson and have helped your single mother with Dawson as much as you could. Often it seems Dawson looks to you more as a father figure than a big brother. Your mother typically handles Dawson's discipline and, when he was younger, her preferred punishment for Dawson had been spanking. As Dawson has gotten older she no longer feels comfortable with spanking and has used grounding.
There is an outdoor blues music festival in your community and you and a group of friends purchase tickets to attend. Dawson over hears you discussing the festival and, being a lover of the genre himself, wants to attend. Your mother does not feel comfortable with Dawson attending the festival. For the record she doesn't feel comfortable with you attending but you are an adult. There will be copious amounts of alcohol at the event and, though not officially condoned, it is rumored that illegal drugs will be available. One of the groups performing also has some sexually explicit music and their act is considered lewd. Your mother forbids Dawson from attending and you support her decision as well. As an adult you feel the festival is appropriate for you but do admit that it is no place for a minor.
On the day of the festival, Dawson sneaks over the fence and makes it into the event. It is an extremely hot day and Dawson tries to purchase beer but is unsuccessful. However he does manage to get beer from some of the more sympathetic attendees. A security guard at the event notices Dawson. Not only is Dawson observed drinking beer he does not have the required armband showing he is a paid attendee. The security guard stops Dawson and a verbal confrontation ensues. Dawson is allowed to call you on your cell. You are surprised he is at the festival. You are allowed to "take custody" of Dawson as soon as he is escorted out of the event area. You take Dawson home and stand to miss part of the festival you paid to see.
You tell Dawson that you will be letting your mother know what happened. Dawson starts pleading with you to not tell your mother. Not only does he not want to be grounded he also seriously does not want to disappoint her. Dawson begs you to keep the matter "just between us brothers." Dawson then tells you that you can give him a spanking. Dawson tells you that you can wear him out but he does not want your mother to know.
1. Let the matter pass with no punishment and without telling your mother.
2. Give Dawson the "spanking of his life" and keep the matter "between brothers."
3. Tell your mother and let Dawson be grounded.
4. Tell your mother but suggest that a spanking would be more appropriate than grounding and offer to give the spanking.
What do you do? Is there another option that you have not thought of?
Last edited by David M. Katz on Wed Jul 10, 2013 6:38 pm; edited 2 times in total (Reason for editing : Corrected a continuity issue.)