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You have a fourteen year old son, Shane. Shane is still subject to spanking although you have experimented with grounding and privilege loss with him. Spanking still proves to be the most effective punishment for Shane.
The neighborhood you live in is near the beach and Shane enjoys spending most of his free time hanging out at the beach. The beach is only a short walk from your house.
Shane has been having issues as of late remembering to do his daily chores. You put him on a checklist and schedule and threatened a spanking and there have been improvements. School is now out for the summer break.
You and your spouse leave for work and you tell Shane that he needs to mow the lawn today and add the chore to his checklist. There is an understanding that Shane must have his chores done before undertaking any other activities.
You come home from work and find the lawn has not been mowed and Shane has not taken care of the dishwasher nor fed and watered his cat nor scooped the litter. The dishwasher and care for his cat are his two daily chores. Shane has marked his checklist that all of his chores are done. You give the thirsty cat some water and go to get Shane as you are certain you know where to find him. Sure enough you find him at the beach:
Shane seems very glad to see you and seems oblivious to the fact that there is a problem and asks you to join him. Despite the fact you are still in your work clothes you take a seat on the wet sand next to your son and say, "Tell me about your chores for today."
Shane responds, "Oh, it was such a great day and I just couldn't miss a minute of being out here. I'm still gonna do them but later this evening. I went ahead and marked the checklist because I knew I was gonna get it all done."
Is Shane in trouble? If so, what do you do?