A DMK Production
Your thirteen year old son, Roger, is still subject to spanking if needed. Roger is also responsible for keeping the yard mowed; a chore he enjoys and has never given you problems with. You have a very large yard and are grateful that Roger enjoys keeping it maintained.
The problem is your riding mower broke down and you cannot figure out what is wrong with it and plan on taking it in to the repair shop but have been busy at work and cannot find the time to drop the mower off. The grass is in a bad need of a cut and so you tell Roger he needs to mow.
"But, the mower's busted."
You respond, "The push mower isn't; you know the one you trim with. You'll just have to use it because I can't get the rider to the shop until early next week and the lawn won't wait."
"That'll take me all day."
"It's a nice day out and you like to mow. Make it an adventure."
Roger gives you his classic eye roll but agrees to take care of the lawn. You head off to work.
You come home that evening and note the lawn is mostly finished. You then see:
You ask Roger how it is the rider is working.
"I fixed the mower."
"I looked on Google about our brand and size of mower and found out what was probably wrong with it. I then called Mr. Davis at the mower shop and told him what I found out and he agreed that was the problem. I then found a video on YouTube that showed me exactly how to fix it; step by step. I only needed a simple part. I called the hardware store and they had the part I needed. I rode my bike over there and bought the part. I did have to use a little money from the emergency money can but the part was only ten bucks. I took my tablet to the garage and played the video and used those tools Grandaddy gave you and fixed it. She runs like new! Oh, I did leave the tools out but I wanted to get on the yard before it got too late; I'll clean those and put them up when I finish mowing."
1. You told Roger to use the push mower.
2. The hardware store is far outside the allowed boundaries for Roger's bike rides as it is across town and requires a ride through heavy traffic.
3. The emergency cash fund that is kept hidden in an old can is strictly off limits for anything except an emergency and you have stressed to Roger that only you or your SO are to determine what constitutes an emergency.
4. Your father's tools are very special to you as they are how he made his living. He passed them to you when he retired. The tools are in excellent shape and Roger has been told to never use them unless you are present. When you do work with Roger and the tools you have stressed that they are to be cleaned and put away immediately.
(Your employer only allows you to receive emergency phone calls so Roger couldn't have called you.)
Is Roger in trouble?