Because you work from home, all the boys come to your house after school. While you're able to pick them up, or make sure they have a ride, you live close enough that the kids enjoy walking or riding their bikes on nice days.
While it was a bit chilly this morning, it's a beautiful afternoon. The two kindergarten boys find the walk a bit long, so they come home with their usual ride, but the older boys chose to walk home.
Between your house and the school is the home of your nephew. Because neither parent is home, the boys aren't supposed to stop there. As a matter of fact, they're not supposed to stop anywhere, unless they've made previous arrangements.
Today, the boys are late. You're about to call, when your boys from the private school (which releases 15 minutes later than the public schools) arrive home. Ten minutes later, the boys walk in. You ask, and the boys admit that they stopped at your nephews home, though they swear they only meant to stop 'for a second'. Then Jake tries to claim he forgot to plug his phone in last night, and wanted to get his charger, despite knowing you have several extra charges at your house.
While Andy and Connor have been specifically told to stay with their big brothers, and so get a pass, this is a problem Jake and Kenny have had before, though not this school year. The real problem is that Devon has only been with you a couple of weeks. While it's understood that he and his siblings will be spanked if they stay with you (and earn it), you've only used time outs and restrictions with them so far. As a matter of fact, the few spankings that have occurred since the new boys arrived have all been very private, and they might not even be aware any of happened.
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Jake and Kenny would definitely be in line for a spanking, even if this weren't a repeat offense. Devon knew the rule, but you weren't ready to start spanking him yet. Should you split the punishments, let it go, or is there a better idea?