A Jack Production
This is your son, Raymond (right) with his best friend, Thomas. Despite the size difference, both boys are twelve - Thomas is actually slightly older.
Thomas and Raymond have been friends basically all their lives. You're not quite that close with Thomas' parents, but they're nice people, and you do things with them from time to time (usually for the boys sake). The boys have spent so much time together, that you and Thomas' father have shared discipline duties on the boys.
Raymond went home from school with Thomas today. He was supposed to be home at his normal time. He came home way past curfew - long enough past that he invokes the 'automatic sore bottom' clause... At least unless he has a really good excuse.
When you tell him to get ready, he throws a fit, then runs out into the back yard.
You give Raymond a few moments to settle down. He's still pretty upset, but you finally get him to talk to you. It turns out that, when he and Thomas arrived home, there was no one home, and no snacks ready. The two of them decided to make cookies and found all the ingredients. They did make a bit of a mess, but they were in the process of cleaning it when Thomas' dad arrived home. He was pretty upset, and both boys got thorough spankings. The real reason Raymond was late was that he was mad and didn't want to come home yet.
What happens next?