A DMK Production
You have a thirteen year old son, Randy. You also have some difficult neighbors, a grumpy older couple who never had kids and who don't like kids. Randy is typically an outgoing and happy boy who likes everyone and can't understand why the neighbors don't like him. He has made several efforts over the few years that you have lived there to "break the ice" to no avail. You have finally told Randy to leave them alone and to stay off of their property.
This morning you were disturbed by a commotion in your neighbor's yard and it was the man next door yelling at Randy. You hear Randy defending himself saying that it was just an accident and that all he wanted to do was say hello. You see Randy's bike leaned against the couple's car and there is a small dent and scratch on the car.
Randy says he was out on his bike and noticed the older gentleman was sitting out on his porch. Randy said he wanted to try yet again to be friends and so he rode his bike to the neighbor's yard but, in the process, he lost control and bumped their car. Randy is very apologetic but your neighbor maintains that Randy "deliberately damaged his property." You believe Randy and tell him to take his bike home and to go inside and wait for you. You stay behind and give your grumpy neighbor a piece of your mind about the whole lack of relationship but you do promise to cover the cost of repairing his car. You promise him that Randy will not bother him again.
You go in your house and find Randy sitting on his bed obviously upset. Randy says again that he feels that if the neighbors would just get to know him that they would like him. Randy assures you the bike issue was an accident and you tell him you do believe him. You try to explain to Randy that some people are just not friendly and there is nothing that can be done about it. You tell Randy that he is to never again go on to their property for any reason and then you add, "Randy, if you go over there again, I will spank you for disobedience."
You feel the matter is as resolved as it can be and you have turned the repair of the car over to your insurance adjuster. All seems to be back to the status quo.
This afternoon your neighbors are not home and you look toward their yard and see Randy throwing water balloons at their house.