A DMK Production
Barney is your twelve year old son. Barney is still subject to spanking if needed. One of your rules for Barney is that he is to be home by dinner time each evening. As you live in a safe area and know all of Barney's friends and their parents Barney pretty much has freedom to roam the neighborhood as long as he is home for dinner. Barney does not yet have a cell phone.
Tonight Barney was not home for dinner. You waited about a half hour but he still did not show. You were a little concerned and decided to check with his friends. He was not at the first friends' house you called but he was at the second. The parent there explained that Barney had been visiting and they were cooking out burgers and invited Barney to stay. You are told he is there and is eating. You are relieved to know he is safe and ask if they will send him home as soon as he finishes eating.
When Barney arrives home, you remind him of the rule. He says he assumed that his friend's parents called you. You ask if they said they would call and he said no that they just invited him to stay for a burger and he thought they would let you know.
Is Barney in trouble?