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all go to his house after school and stay there until you or your spouse arrive home.
Today, Ollie (and his cousin, Curtis) took a ride home, but the older boys (Andy and his 7-year old cousin, Connor, and Jake and his cousins, Devon (12) and Kenny (11)) walked home to enjoy the nice weather. The problem is, on the walk home, the five boys decided to stop by your house. While there's some question as to why they stopped, there's no question that they broke the rule about going straight home. While the younger two boys were excused (because they also had commands to stay with their big brother, so they picked one rule and stayed with it), the older three boys took turns over your uncles lap for sessions with a wooden spatula.
You're told all this about three hours after it happens. While you have absolutely no trouble with your uncle punishing the boys (he has your permission, actually). While you very well remember when you were Jake's age (and several years older), your uncle could reduce you to a bawling little mess. You know he's not abusive, but you're sure he made a very good impression on the boys. The trouble is, your uncle isn't aware that Jake (and Andy) have been given very specific instructions that they aren't allowed to have guests over when at least one parent isn't home, and they are not to stop at the house on the way home from school, unless they have specific instructions to do so.
That means Jake (and Andy) broke more rules than their cousins. Are either (or both) of them in more trouble when you get them home, or will you let your uncles job be enough for this time?