The weather has been nice this weekend (finally), and the boys have had a good time. Today, however, they had video game fever. You don't allow the younger boys a ton of video time, and they all have to share the game system in the play room. By the time they decided they wanted to play, there was already someone on the game, and someone else in line behind them.
Brandon and Adam talked it over, and asked if they could go bike riding for a while, then come back and play later. You thought that was a great idea, though it was probably a little chilly for them. You made sure they got their hoodies, then they took off.
About twenty minutes later, your phone rings. It's Krista. She's the oldest child of your friends. She's living at home while she takes her college nursing classes. She stayed home while her younger brothers stayed with you. She's calling because she knows you're strict with screen time (so are her parents), so it seemed unusual that you would tell the two boys to go to their house to play their games.
You explain that you didn't and ask her to send the two boys home.
You can understand when a boy tells a fib to get out of trouble, but you're not very accepting of planned deception like this. This isn't just one lie, but two. Not to mention the attempt to circumvent your screen time rules.
Are the boys in trouble? How much, and how will you handle it?