A DMK Production
Your fourteen year old son, Elliott, is basically a really well behaved and obedient kid. Whereas he is still subject to a spanking if needed there has been no need to spank him in a little over a year.
Elliott has his first girlfriend and it is a nice day and he makes arrangements to go bike riding with his girlfriend in a local park. They want to be out all day. Her parents have agreed to it and you do as well with the one stipulation that Elliott has to be home by 5:00pm. You remind Elliott that you all have dinner plans with friends and you need to arrive at the restaurant by 6:30. Elliott agrees to your terms and heads off on his bike to meet his girlfriend in the park.
By 5:30 Elliott is not home so you call his cell and it goes straight to voice mail. You send Elliott a text and there is no response. It is now 5:45 and there is still no Elliott. You keep trying his cell and texts but get no results. At 6:00 you call your friends and make arrangements to meet at a later time and you head to the park. Elliott is now an hour and ten minutes late. This is not like him
and you are worried.
To your relief you see Elliott and he is on the road headed home.
You get Elliott's attention and pull off to the side of the road. Elliott joins you. He asks where you are headed. You tell him you are looking for him and he looks really shocked. Elliott has lost track of time and has no idea he is late. He looks at his phone and it is dead. Elliott starts apologizing profusely. You tell him you will meet him at home.
Missing curfew by more than fifteen minutes without a call or good reason is an automatic spanking offense in your house and Elliott knows it.
You are waiting in Elliott's room when he arrives home.
Are you going to spank him or will you consider giving him a pass considering his history of good behavior and the circumstances of his being late?
How will you address this with your son?
Remember, you still have to make it to dinner and Elliott needs time to clean up and get dressed.