A mahoover Production
It is Saturday morning at 10 am, and you are surprised that your 16 year old son, John, is not up and about (or at least eating breakfast.) You and your wife had a monthly dinner group with other parents in the neighborhood last night, and John hung out with the other teenagers in the neighborhood. Dinner group is one of the few times you get to spend social time with other adults without kids, and you got home late and didn't check on John before you went to bed. When you check on him this morning, the door to his room is open, and this is what you find:
You wake him up so he can get started on his Saturday chore of mowing the grass before it gets too hot. When you wake him up, he says he feels really lousy. After talking to him for a while, he admits that one of the other boys got a bottle of rum and he and the others drank it.
What do you do next? Do you let the natural consequences of a splitting headache and mowing the lawn be sufficient punishment? Do you call the other boys' dads and let them know about this?