You have known Perry and Joe for years now, and you have permission to treat them just like your own kids. While you've not used corporal punishment with either of them in a while, and you're not sure how long it's been since they received it at home, you do know it's still on the menu for both of them, just like it is with your older sons (though you normally allow your boys to chose between a couple of options).
When John has been gone 90 minutes or so, Perry's father calls and asks to talk to Perry. He seems to have no clue the boys were going to the movie, so you leave it vague, in case you misunderstood the plans. He was calling because Perry forgot his allergy medicine, which he's been needing every day recently. You have a few of his pills at your house, though, since he's there so often, so it's not a problem.
Later, the boys come in, and you tell Perry his father called. He is obviously a bit panicky over it, and he wants to know what you told his dad.
It turns out that, not only did the boys not have permission from the other father's to go to the movies, but they went to see The Purge: Election Year - an R-rated movie that you know Perry wouldn't be allowed to see, and you're pretty sure Joe wouldn't be. You actually don't have any problems with them seeing it, but you do have a problem with the idea that they used coming to your house as a way to sneak it in.
Beyond the dishonesty, the boys were also thirty minutes late. That's right on the acceptable/in trouble line for you. Considering none of them have been in trouble lately, you would normally let it go with just a reminder of the rules and why they're there.
Do you deal with the dishonesty, or just inform the other boys' parents? Is John in trouble for his part? And does the tardiness become an issue at this point?
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