Things seem to be going well, and you're just relaxing, awaiting the arrival of your kids home from school, when your phone rings.
"Dad," says Bryce, your current youngest driver, who was to help pick up the middle school boys coming to your house today. "There's a problem. We can't find the guys, and I guess their phones aren't on yet."
Because the high school and middle school release at the same time, the boys are always waiting when their big brothers arrive for pick up. After a few seconds thought, you tell Bryce to have Josh go check with the office, while he drives home to look for them.
Josh calls back to say no luck.
Since the boys are apparently not at school, you call their phones. Leif's isn't on yet, so you cycle through a couple more, until Nolan Marchant answers.
"Oh yeah, sorry. Hey, you guys check your phones or turn 'em on."
You wait for a quick discussion before he comes back.
"No, we were walking home, but we decided to get ice cream. We'll be there in a few minutes. We're not late yet."
No, they weren't late, and stopping for ice cream doesn't violate any rules. On the other hand, they knew they were supposed to be picked up, and they know how they're supposed to handle things if there are any changes.
You left the boys to wait while you thought out if they did anything wrong, and how best to handle it. When you go back to them, it looks like they expect they know how you'll handle it.
Nolan Marchant, Dex Sinor, Brad Tower, Leif, Brandon McCall, and Nate Routh
Do they have the right idea, or do you have a better way to handle it?