A Memory Man Production
Spanking is your main disciplinary tool. You usually send him to his room to strip below the waist and wait for you. Then after making sure he knows why he's being punished you tip him over your knees.
You live in a small ( and according to Matt - one horse) town. The nearest large conurbation is a half hour bus ride away and is off limits to Matt unless he in the company of an adult.
It is Saturday and Matt is on a two night sleepover at his best friend Mark's, whose parents you know well. You have some business in the big town and rather than face the Saturday parking problems and congestion you take the bus. On completing your business you arrive at the return bus stop to find Matt, Mark and a couple of other friends also waiting. Matt looks very guilty and uncomfortable when he sees you, but rather than embarrass him in front of his friends you make some small talk and sit away from them when you board the bus.
It is now Sunday evening and you are watching TV when he returns. After greeting you he looks rather apprehensively at you and when you nod towards the stairs up he goes. When your programme finishes you go up to join him and find him sitting on his bed, still fully dressed.
When you ask why he is still dressed he jumps up and astounds you by looking defiantly into your eyes and starting off on an angry rant - "O.K. Then - belt me if that's what you want but what do you expect me to do when you wont let me grow up. Mark's Mum knew where we were going and she paid all our fares." Then tearfully ripping his jeans off he hurled himself across your lap.
Has his outburst just earned him an upgrade? - or have you recognised some deep resentment at a perceived injustice in his tirade that is sufficient to make you hold back and defer (or perhaps even waive) punishment until the atmosphere calms sufficiently to be able to discuss both his offence and a possible future relaxation of your rules in the light of his approaching teenhood?