You grew up on a farm, and were only middling happy there, but you returned to it, when your parents grew too old to work it. Your spouse works at home and doesn't seem to mind. Your son, on the other hand, has taken to it like a fish to water, or like a hog to waller.
Dwayne just turned 12, and he loves that you trusted him enough to teach him to drive the old tractor. He also loves his black and tan coonhound, Billy. When you moved out here, you worried that Dwayne would feel isolated, but he loves it, and he's made some good friends - the Ditkas - and he doesn't even mind the half-mile bike ride over rough, dirt roads between the two houses (neither do they, though they are slightly more likely to hike the back way).
One problem is that Dwayne really does want to be inseparable from Billy, including when driving the tractor. You explained to him why that's not a good idea, and that Billy can't hold on, and how dogs aren't as good as climbing and jumping as cats are. Last week, after several discussions, you caught Billy on the tractor again. Despite Dwayne's protests that Billy got up there on his own, you took Dwayne down, found a private spot, bared his rear, put him over your lap, and gave him a long, thorough hand spanking.
Hand spankings have usually been enough to get Dwayne's attention and straighten him out. On the rare situation that he kept repeating behavior, you've added a taste of your belt.
This afternoon, this is what you saw:
When he calmed down, you reminded him again how dangerous it is, and how bad he'd feel if something happened to Billy. He wasn't interested in listening, and stormed off (politely) as soon as you'd let him. You felt bad, but knew you were right, and promised yourself you'd try to talk to him again after dinner.
Before dinner, you get a call from Mr. Ditka, letting you know that Dwayne and Billy are in the front yard, asking which way the bus station is.
Not all sit-coms are funny. How does this episode end?