All the boys are in middle school this year, either 12 or 13 years old. While you have a number of activities that are traditional, you offered them a big bonus this year, if they were willing to do some work for you. They all agreed.
You are finally at the point in your career where you have enough free time to start using your garage as a workshop, rather than a storage unit. However, it needs a
Between the weather report (even hotter than normal) and a business meeting you have to make, you took the guys on the trip before they did the garage. Since then, they've been a bit hesitant about helping with the garage.
Last night, you sat down with the boys, explained this was going to take a couple of days, reminded them that you offered them the choice and they all agreed to the swap, so it's time to keep their words. You told them what you wanted, and let them know not to stay up too late. This morning, you woke them, made sure they were all up and moving, then made breakfast for them. They're to being pulling everything out and moving it to the back yard, while you run some errands and pick up a few things you're going to need to do the cleaning and some minor repairs.
You're gone just over three hours. When you get back, nothing has been started.
For the record, sending the other boys home isn't an option. On the other hand, this is a regular event, and all the boys have made trips over your lap from time to time, and you know that their parents all still use CP. Is it time for a bit more motivation or should you just be more direct?