A Late Chat Production
You have taken your nephew, twelve year old Jesse, and your two sons, five year old Bert and seven year old Jeb, on a camping trip. There is a creek near your camp site but it is only accessible through a wooded area and it is prone to flooding. You tell Bert and Jeb that they are not to go to the creek without you or Jesse with them. You tell Bert and Jeb that since this a safety issue there are to be no exceptions.
Your sons and their cousin get along well but Jesse does often take advantage of the age difference and likes to play pranks on his younger cousins.
You and Jesse are busy setting up camp while Bert and Jeb play nearby. You have to make a quick trip to a local store to get some forgotten supplies. The trip will not take you more than a half hour and so you leave Jesse in charge of the younger boys while you make the supply run.
Jesse tells his cousins that there are alligators in the creek. Jesse says they are tame alligators and fun to play with. The boys ask Jesse to take them to the creek to see the alligators but he says he doesn't want to go. (There are no alligators and Jesse knows it but he thinks it is fun to joke around with his cousins.) Jesse tells Bert and Jeb to go look for the alligators without him.
As you are heading back to the camp site you see Bert and Jeb at the creek by themselves. You stop and order your sons in the truck. You ask them if they were clear on the rule about going to the creek. They say they were but that Jesse said it was OK.
Yes, Jesse knew he was setting his cousins up to disobey.
You use spanking (just hand on bare) with your sons and it works well. Your brother uses spanking (belt, spoon, or hand on bare depending on circumstances) with Jesse and it also works well with him. You and your brother have mutual spanking permission with each other's sons and you both have used it with all three boys in the past.
Is anyone in trouble? Do Jesse, Bert, or Jeb get a spanking? If so, who gets spanked, and how will you give the spanking(s)?