He has, however, bonded closely with your 11-year old son, Van.
Today, Van and John took off without letting anyone know, which is a strict violation of your rules. Not only that, but they were late getting back - not late enough to be an automatic spanking offense, but coupled with them leaving without permission, it's enough to be sure of the sentence.
The only problem is, when two boys get in trouble together, you normally spank together. John had never been spanked before moving in with you, and you're not sure how he'd deal with a spanking like Van normally gets. While nudity isn't an issue for most of the boys, and while John has spent time in institutions, so it probably shouldn't be for him, he's not really been in a situation to be exposed in front of your other boys yet.
So, are you going with business as usual, or do you make exceptions to deal with John?