The past year or so, Bruce has been doing well (and good). At the start of school, you and he sat down and set some goals together.
Yesterday, Bruce came and asked to talk to you privately. He general prefers to talk to you in your bedroom; both because it's usually assumed your office is used for corporal punishment and because he was on 'whiz quiz' for tobacco and marijuana for a while, and those were given in your bathroom, which also gave the two of you time to talk privately.
Once alone, Bruce seems oddly nervous, so you start asking him how things are going. You've kept track of his school work, so you know he's keeping up. He finally mentions that he went out with his friends in band, after the football last night, and that his mom even gave him a little extra spending money. The problem is that he's been getting home late, but still before she gets home, and not being honest with her. It's not all the time, but he's just been blowing off the schedule. After his mom gave him the extra money, she thanked him for doing such a good job with everything lately.
Now he's feeling guilty, but he spent the money, and he doesn't want her to feel bad about him, so he decided to tell you.
What time is it now, (surrogate) dad?