A Late Chat Production
Quincy is your son. Jasper is your nephew, your sister's son. Both boys are thirteen. Jasper is staying with you while your sister and brother-in-law are out of town. Both boys are subject to spanking. You have permission to spank Jasper if needed and have done so in the past. Your sister and brother-in-law also have permission to spank Quincy and have also done so in the past. Spanking works well for both boys.
Today is the party to celebrate your Great-aunt Selma's 80th birthday. You and the boys have known about the party for a while. Selma adores her great-great nephews and insists they attend her party. You also think it is appropriate that the boys be present. Jasper and Quincy are less than excited.
Selma has no cable TV or any form of technology to keep two thirteen year olds entertained. To make matters worse it is pouring rain thus prohibiting any form of outdoor entertainment. The boys endure a barrage of kisses from Selma. They are less than gracious. Jasper complains not too quietly that Aunt Selma smells funny and Quincy makes an equally noisy complaint that her mustache is scratchy. It isn't long before the boys are bored and they make you and everyone at the party aware of the fact. They whine and moan endlessly despite warnings from you. You encourage them to get involved in the party. They refuse saying everything is "lame." Aunt Selma is beginning to get upset. She doesn't understand why Jasper and Quincy are not liking her party. For the record, these boys are her only great-great nephews and she goes all out for their birthday and Christmas presents.
The boys finally tell you they are just going to walk home as they just can't stand being there any more. You do live close enough that they could walk home but you refuse to let them. Not only is it pouring rain it would seriously hurt Aunt Selma. The boys get defiant and say that if you won't let them leave then they aren't going to do anything. They plant themselves on the sofa saying, "We're on strike."
It is now time for cake and presents and Aunt Selma is waiting on the boys to join the other guests so she can open her gifts. You tell the boys to come and be a part of the festivities and they refuse saying again that they are on strike.
Aunt Selma is now very hurt and the other family members and guests are wondering how you plan to handle this situation.
Do you formulate a 'strike' of your own?