Jake is going to be staying at your house this evening, but the two of them have taken off to 'mess around'. About 6:20, you get a call from Kenny. Both boys know that they're supposed to be home by 6pm, and that arriving home more than thirty minutes late is an (almost) automatic spanking offense. If they're going to call to ask for more time, they're supposed to call by 6pm. Of course, you do understand that things happen, so you're waiting to hear a good excuse.
"Dad, Jake wanted to get his soccer uniform, so he can just go to the game from our house, but we were trying to remember if he still had clean socks and stuff, and we kind of lost track of time."
"So you're at Jake's house?"
"Are you going to eat there?"
There's a pause and a mumbled conversation.
You don't have family dinner on Friday nights most of the time, and Kenny's more than capable of preparing something for them, so you thank him for calling and tell him not to be too much longer, because you're thinking about watching a movie.
You were getting ready to get your own dinner, so you head into the kitchen, when your phone rings again. This time, it's your niece-in-law, Jake's mom.
"Hi. Jason and I are about to drop the littles off with Chris and Terry, before we head for dinner. Does Jake need us to drop anything off for him before we go?"
"He and Kenny aren't there?"
"No, didn't he go to your house after school? I haven't seen him since this morning."
"Yeah, he came over, but they're out playing around. I think he has everything he needs."
Does the phone call still count? Are you going to count something else instead?