A Memory Man Production
Together with your wife and Cliff you are spending the weekend with your wife's sister who's son, Alan, is two years younger than Cliff. The cousins have developed quite a close bond and play well together. Alan looks up to and admires Cliff and tends to follow him round, at times like a little puppy. Cliff, in turn relishes his big brother role.
Today the boys have been caught in a joint prank. Whilst technically naughty, it is the sort of ingenious prank that would normally have you suppressing a smile as you chewed Cliff out over it. You have just started out on him when sounds behind you cause you to spin round to see that Alan has been swept across his dad's lap, he's crying and his legs are flailing away as your brother in law pounds his little bare bottom.
The short sharp hiding is over before you've had time to reorganise your thoughts and Cliff, who'd been looking on aghast turns to you with an anguished look and tear filled eyes. "Dad. You're gonna hafta' too" he whispers hoarsely "It was all my idea and all my fault" as he starts fumbling with the fastening of his shorts.
Actually you don't hafta'
You don't really wanna' ...........
...........but you know your son well; that he is a loyal friend, and that he has a strongly developed sense of fairness. His anguish that Alan has been spanked unfairly for following his lead is transparent.
So will ya'? - and if so will it be similarly short and sharp or will there be a leader's bonus?
And if not .............????