A DMK Production
Kyle is your thirteen year old son. Mrs. Graves is your crotchety busy-body next door neighbor. Mrs. Graves doesn't like Kyle (or any kid for that matter) and, because Mrs. Graves is clear about how she feels about Kyle, he doesn't like her. You tolerate Mrs. Graves only to the point of keeping up the appearance of some sort of peaceful neighborly relationship but you do suspect that many dictionary publishers seek her photo to place next to the definition of "bat." Kyle has not been as graceful and seems to get into some kind of verbal altercation with Mrs. Graves quite often. Finally you have had enough and tell Kyle in no uncertain terms that he is not to interact with Mrs. Graves, go on her property, or agitate her in any way under threat of a spanking.
This past weekend, Kyle sneaked in to Mrs. Graves yard late in the evening and did a bit of mischief. He knocked over her garbage cans and threw some rolls of toilet paper around. Fortunately nothing was seriously damaged; there was just a mess. Being the good neighbor that you are you helped Mrs. Graves clean her property the next day. Mrs. Graves was certain that Kyle was the culprit but such things were out of character for Kyle but you did feel you had to ask him. Kyle has never lied to you before and so when he swore he was innocent you considered the issue closed and told Mrs. Graves as much.
Kyle has gone off to school today and you are having a rare day off when Mrs. Graves is banging on your door. You open the door and she thrusts a memory stick in your hand. It seems the neighbor on her other side has a video surveillance system and the system just happened to catch part of Mrs. Graves property. The other neighbor was reviewing the camera footage when he saw Kyle dumping over Mrs. Graves' trash cans. He gave the evidence to the old bat who is now giving it to you. You view the footage and the evidence against Kyle is undeniable. You apologize to Mrs. Graves and tell her you will handle it. You intend on giving Kyle the promised spanking and then have him apologize to Mrs. Graves. You decide you will handle things as soon as Kyle gets home.
Meanwhile at school Kyle has a horrible day to the point that his name should have been Alexander. Kyle gets pantsed in PE when another kid yanks his shorts down in front of everyone. Kyle read the wrong chapter in his history book and therefore failed a pop quiz. Right in the middle of his music class Kyle's thirteen year old voice betrays him just as it is his turn to sing a solo part making him the butt of many jokes. Kyle trips over his own feet at lunch and drops his tray to a standing ovation of the other students in the cafeteria. In Kyle's English class, a substitute from the Friday before had given his name to the teacher as being disruptive - it was a mistake and it was only a confession from the guilty party that saved Kyle from detention. After school Kyle's "girlfriend" broke up with him. On the way home from school Kyle had a flat tire on his bike and had to walk most of the way pushing his bike. As soon as Kyle walks in the door he bursts in to tears.
You sit down with Kyle and let him have a good cry and listen to him tell about his horrible day.
OK, do you make his bad day worse? (He is already crying. )