One other thing I should probably have mentioned is that I do have some authority over Chuck and Clint while their mom is at work. It's not like I'm baby sitting them, but they can use me as an adult authority figure, if one is needed during the day (permission to go somewhere unusual or to settle disputes between them). Chuck also has some authority over his little brother.
And Chuck is the one who actually brought this to me.
It looks like everyone but Pi believed the kids had earned themselves some sore backsides, and Square hit things pretty much exactly with my thoughts. I wasn't too worried about whose idea it had been, because both of them should have known better. As it was, I made it very clear that what I was most upset about was the deception.
Both the boys were pretty unhappy, and Clint was especially miserable when he found out that, since he's had more transgressions, he was going last this time. Despite the fact that both boys are 13 now, neither of them is especially big for their age, so I went with the large spatula.
It did just fine.
I'm not even sure Clint noticed he got a deluxe session, because he was so upset from watching Parker's and waiting his turn.
I did tell Freddie. She didn't extend his restriction, since I mentioned that he had gotten a harder spanking than Parker, and she felt like that took care of it.