A DMK Production
School is out for the summer and, ever since the final bell rang, your fourteen year-old son, Bradley, has been having issues doing his chores properly and in a timely fashion. You are willing to let Bradley adjust the chore schedule a bit to accommodate the fact that school is out but there are days that nothing gets done. You have worked with Bradley on what needs to be done and have suggested a schedule. You have been working with your son on time management techniques and teaching about responsibility. Bradley's chores are not burdensome. All you ask of him is to make sure his room isn't a bio-hazardous war zone, to take out the trash and to mow the lawn every ten days or so depending on rain and growth. Despite all of this, Bradley still has not done his part.
You typically work from home but have to go in to town to see some clients today. Bradley's room is full of dishes from the kitchen and laundry (clean and dirty) is strewn about, the kitchen and bath room trashcans are overflowing and the lawn is past due for a cut. Before you leave for your meeting you tell Bradley that nothing else is to be done and that he is not to go anywhere or to have any one over until his chores are done. Period. End of discussion. You promise Bradley a spanking if he does otherwise.
You come home from your meetings around 2:00 this afternoon and see Bradley and his two best friends out side shooting basketball. The first thing you see is a lawn that hasn't been mowed. You go inside and see that Bradley's room and the trashcans are all in the same condition as they were this morning.
You ask Bradley to come in to talk to you. You point out the undone chores and remind Bradley of your instructions from the morning. You tell Bradley he is going to get the promised spanking. Bradley looks truly shocked.
Bradley says the guys just showed up this morning and he couldn't send them away. He says that he was going to do everything later on and was even going to ask his friends to help. Bradley then says he doesn't want a spanking while his friends are there because then "everyone will know."