Silas is seven, in second grade; Owen is eight, and in third grade; Lee is eleven, and in sixth grade; Jerry is thirteen, and in seventh, and Anson has just turned fifteen, and is in ninth grade.
That almost came up again recently. Your eldest two received new skateboards for Christmas, and both of them have been spending a lot of time developing their skills. The problem is that they really haven't wanted to wear their protective equipment. After both of them went a couple of days without their boards, and Jerry lost his a second time, you promised a sore butt to the next boy you caught riding his board without the proper equipment.
Yesterday, you received an urgent call from your SO. Anson had hurt his arm, and they were on the way to the emergency room. You were in the middle of something at work, so your SO called a family friend, who took care of the younger kids, and picked Jerry up from basketball practice. You closed things up as fast as you could, and went to pick up the kids.
When they got home, you found out that Anson's break had happened because he fell, and his arm was caught beneath him, at a bad angle; protective equipment wouldn't have helped. When you're looking at the cast, you notice the fresh scrapes on his elbow, where protective equipment should have helped. With only a couple of questions, Anson admits his equipment is still neatly put away in his bedroom, because he hadn't been using it.
You hate to break a promise, but you've never spanked a boy with a broken limb before. On the other hand, he's alredy been told to stay off the board at least a couple of weeks. Which will you do this time?
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