Your son, Dwight, and your nephew, Tom, are best friends. They're both 12 (thought Dwight is an earlier-bloomer than his cousin). They're really more like brothers than cousins. Tom's mother has to travel for work, and your brother is a lawyer, so he often puts in long hours. Tom spends a lot of time at your house, and you've treated him the same was as you do Dwight - exactly the same, including sore bottoms when needed.
Dwight and Tom both attend a private school. At this private school, instead of using corporal punishment, they ask the parents to 'be involved'. Normally, when Dwight (or Tom) needs 'correction', you're willing and able to go up to the school to handle it. Today, Dwight got in trouble, and you were called in. The problem was, you had an important appointment, and there was no way to cancel. You talked to Dwight, who admitted he had screwed up, then asked the principal if you could handle it at home, and he agreed.
Dwight (immediately before finding out he was only getting a delay, not a reprieve).[You must be registered and logged in to see this image.]
Tom's Mom is home right now, so you didn't pick him up from school. When Dwight arrived home, the two of you had a quick talk about the issue, then you lead him upstairs, to his bedroom, to get the deed over with.
You walked over to the desk and leaned forward to pull the chair out, which gave you a perfect view through of the tree outside the window.
Yes, that is Tom. Do you invite him in for a better view... Or something?