After much discussion with the two boys and some thought, you decided to do something you'd not done in a while. The boys were going to be put into separate rooms, with no company and no entertainment. Each boy was going to be given an assignment and some driver's education books to help complete it. Before starting on the assignment, each of them would have to recover from the thorough session you planned to give each of their backsides.
You were going to tell them the punishment could last all day, and that they could receive a repeat bottom warning if they weren't careful. In actuality, you planned to let them out early afternoon, if they'd finished their assignments, and you would only add to the punishment if they didn't give the assignment any effort.
They weren't happy with that, but they both agreed it was probably fair (and better than being on restriction, since they're coming up on the last week of summer vacation).
That was this afternoon. This evening, you received a call from Perry's father. Remember, Perry and his younger brothers have been staying with you for several weeks, while their mother was having health issues. Today, the health issues took a turn for the worst. Perry's father is already leaving work with the intention of leaving in just a few hours to be with her, and he wants to take the boys with him.
How does this effect Perry's planned punishment? Does it alter John's ordeal at all?