A John Boy Production
It's Dylan here and I need advice. You all know my eight year-old pest of a little brother, Donnie. Ever since Donnie almost got himself run over by the school bus for chasing after Duke, you know, our dumb dog that always gets out and runs around but always comes home, then I am supposed to hold the kid's hand when we get off the bus. We go to different schools but ride the same bus; the bus stops at my school and then we go on to Pest's school and pick up kids there. Anyway, it is bad enough that Donnie is on my bus but then I'm supposed to hold his hand too? Well, I do it because Mom and Dad say I'm supposed to and I'm pretty sure it would not go over well for my back side if I didn't do it.
Guess what happened today? I was dealing with an important text. I had asked my friend Dale if he thought Dora liked me and he said he was going to ask his brother who dates her big sister and let me know. Well Dale was giving me the news and so I told Donnie to go ahead and walk across the street and to just be careful. Then here comes Duke running down the side of the road and then Donnie runs back in the street trying to catch a dog that would come home in a little bit anyway. Well, the bus had already started moving because we were, at the time, clear of the street, and so Mr. Donovan had to slam on the brakes to keep from running over Donnie. Mr. Donovan gets out and starts yelling at Donnie and says he is going to tell the principal about it tomorrow - and I know he will.
Donnie wants me to just keep quiet about it but I can't. As soon as Mr. Donovan tells the principal then guess who is going to call our parents? Then guess who will know I wasn't holding Donnie's hand?
I figure my best choice is to throw Donnie under the bus (since he was almost there anyway) and tell Mom and Dad that I tried to hold his hand but he ran away from me. Yeah, Donnie will get a spanking but he's going to anyway so why should my butt be on the line too?
So what do you think?
PS - Dale says his sources say Dora is interested in me.
A BONUS - #1
You get a call from the principal at your eight year-old son's school who tells you the bus driver reported your son for running back in to the street in front of the bus. Your son has had this problem before and you spanked him for it but you have also expected your older son to hold his little brother's hand until they get to the house safely.
What do you do?
A BONUS - #2
You are Donnie and your brother has just lied and told your parents that he was not holding your hand when you got off of the bus like he is supposed to because you wouldn't let him and that you ran off. He was actually texting and told you to go on.
What do you do?