A DMK Production
You have a twelve year old son, Eric. Eric is spanked if needed. Eric has a best friend, also twelve, Matt. Eric and Matt have a strange competition going on. Both boys have challenged each other to wear shorts year round; regardless of the weather. So far, both Eric and Matt have made it a little over ten months, since they started their competition, without benefit of long pants.
You haven't given much thought to the contest as there is no violation of school dress code and you assume Eric will put on pants if he gets cold enough. Your SO is less than happy about Eric's attire especially since the days are now cold but has, so far, let it pass with just some mild complaining. As far as you know, Matt's parents feel as you do about the issue. Today was the first snowfall of the season (snow is rare in your area) and schools were closed.
Matt kept up the contest. Here is Matt when he dropped by your house earlier:
Your SO finally intervened and told Eric of he wanted to go out and play in the snow that he needed to dress appropriately. Your SO went to check on Eric a bit later and found this:
Eric was sent in and banished to his room. You are now home and your SO explains what happens and says you need to deal with Eric's disobedience.
What do you do?