You'll be starting seventh grade in a couple of weeks, and you've already started football practice. You practice from 7am until 11am. By the time you finish, it's very hot, and you're very tired. Your big brother also plays football, and you knew from him that practice does not take the place of homework (once school starts) or chores. Your parents made that very plain to you (not to mention, you know big bro has been spanked for it before).
Yesterday was Tuesday, the second day of practice, and you'd done your chores. You might not have done as good a job as you could, but you did do them.... mostly. Dad had to leave for work early this morning, so Mom took you to practice. You could tell she wasn't happy, but she waited until your brother got out of the car, and she told you that they noticed you had not done all your chores, and that the ones you did do weren't done well. And the second part could really be said about Monday night as well.
You're a little nervous, and promise yourself you'll do better, then you don't think about it again, until you finish practice, and have showered and dressed. You're kind of excited, because Mom is busy this afternoon, so you're going over to your Uncle Jack's house. He has a pool, and there are always a lot of kids hanging around, and a lot going on. Then you notice that you have a text.
It's from Dad.
Call me when practice is over.
You call him, and he asks you about your chores. You admit what Mom had said, but promise you'll do better. Then he reminds you that you'd already had some chore trouble the week before, and he's afraid you can't skate this time, so you'll be getting spanked when he gets home.
Now you feel a little sick to your stomach.
When Dad had to work out of town, and Mom was sick, they had you live with Uncle Jack for a while. He treated you just like his own kids, including spanking your butt when you got in trouble. You know Dad likes and trusts him, and he's even the emergency person on your school phone number list, after Mom and Dad. If you asked, Dad would probably let him spank you, so you could get it over with, and Jack would probably do it.
The trouble is, while Dad does spank hard, Uncle Jack spanks REAL hard.
To wait, or to take worse; that is the question.
What's your answer?