Jason has informed you that he's raising his boys much like you raise yours. At three and five, Ollie and Andy aren't really getting spanked yet, but Jake has had his fair share of trips over his dad's lap, though he hasn't experienced the paddle often yet. Since Jake is going to be staying with you pretty much every working day throughout the summer, Jason has made it clear that you have the authority to treat your grand-nephew the same way you used to treat his dad - and the way you still treat your own sons.
Of course, nine-year olds being nine-year olds, it doesn't take too long for the need to come up.
One of your strictest rules is that being late more then thirty minutes past curfew is a spanking offense. Kenny has had experience with this before, and you made sure to explain the major rules thoroughly to Jake (who repeated them back to his father), so it's no surprise when the two wonder in at 6:40, looking miserable.
You'd called the place they were supposed to be and had been told they'd left earlier. With the two boys in front of you, they explain that Dwight Hathaway had had to do some chores before dinner, so the two of them decided to go 'exploring around the creek', and they'd just lost track of time.
Technically, you could add not being where they said they would be to the list of offenses. However, they were there, and there was a good reason to leave a bit early, and if they'd been home on time, that wouldn't be a big deal - major a short reminder lecture, but nothing else.
As it is, while escorting the two of them to Kenny's bedroom, what's really going through your mind is that, while Kenny has definitely earned himself a paddling, Jake has not only never had one of your spankings before, and the paddle is a rare exception for him - not like the rule it is for your boys.
Can you beat the pair, or is it time to double down and split?