A DMK (Squarecutter - Autumn Parade Inspired) Production
To supplement your income you have a pumpkin farm. Most of your pumpkins are sold to local grocery stores but you do sell some pumpkins out of a roadside stand and the stand has proven to be a lucrative venture. Because of the heavier than expected traffic on the road side stand you have hired your fourteen year old son, Andrew, to help tend the stand. His job is simple: he takes the money from customers for the pumpkins and, if needed, helps them load the pumpkins in their car. You do pay Andrew for his time.
Today you go out to the stand to check on things and you catch Andrew stuffing money from the cash box in to his pocket. You ask what is going on and Andrew sheepishly admits to stealing from you. Yes, YOUR son is stealing from YOU. Andrew apologizes and hands you the cash and promises that is all he has taken. You close the stand for lunch and take Andrew in the house. You tell him he is going to be paddled for stealing. Andrew protests saying he said he was sorry and he gave the money back. Andrew storms out of the house and retreats to one of the pumpkin patches.
You let Andrew be and figure he needs some space but will calm down and you will deal with him later. You tend the stand for the rest of the day. When you pass the pumpkin patch you are surprised to see Andrew still standing there. It has been several hours and it is getting dark.
You tell Andrew to come inside. He refuses saying, "I'm not coming in until you call off the paddling."
What do you do?