A Late Chat Production
Freddie is your eleven year old son.
Freddie has a lot of freedom as far as roaming the neighborhood but you do like to have a general idea of where he is going to be and Freddie does have agreed on times when he is supposed to be home.
This morning Freddie said he was going to go visit his friend Allen. You agreed to the visit and you and Freddie agreed as to when he should be home. Things got boring at Allen's house and so Freddie decided to go visit another friend - a new boy to his class. You did not know of the change of plans. Freddie would have called you but he let his phone die.
Freddie was almost an hour late getting home. The calls to his phone went unanswered (remember it is dead.) You call Allen's mother and she tells you Freddie left her house a while ago. Freddie got busy at his new classmate's house and he also misjudged how much time it would take for him to get home.
Freddie does admit that he went somewhere other than Allen's house and explains that is why he is late because he did not realize how far the new kid lived from his house.
You send Freddie to his room and tell him you will be in to spank him soon. You get involved in a call related to work which leads to you having to do some work with email. All of that takes a while and then, after you are finished, you forget about Freddie waiting in his room to be spanked.
After about two hours in his room Freddie looks out and speaks to you.
"May I please come out now? I have been waiting a long time. Will you let the long time out be my punishment instead of spanking me?"
What do you tell Freddie?