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Today, they went to hang out with some friends of theirs after doing their chores. They were supposed to be home by noon, but they were late. They apologized, and said they just got distracted. The only problem is that John Macklin - the father of Clyde's best friend - called a few minutes ago to apologize. They'd gone south of town to buy some fireworks, and he had a flat, which is why they were late.
Are you going to set off some fireworks early this year?
For the record, your nephews spend a lot of time at your house, and you have permission (and have in the past) treated them exactly like you do Clyde.