A DMK Production
Your family moved to a tropical island six months ago. You work in management for a worldwide hotel chain and, when given the opportunity to live in paradise, could not turn down the offer. You were mostly concerned as to how your twelve year-old son, Brayden, would respond. Brayden has adapted well and enjoys his new school and has made friends with other kids more so than he did in the United States. Brayden's behavior is also near perfect and he has not required a spanking since your family made the move.
Brayden is more content and happier than you have ever seen him. There is one bone of contention. Brayden wants to hang out around the beaches and tourist areas on the island. Neither you nor your spouse are always able to take him. Brayden could ride his bike there as the area is not too far from your apartment. You simply do not feel comfortable with your son being alone in this area especially with it being full of international strangers. You have told Brayden that he is not to go to these areas by himself under any circumstances.
This afternoon you notice Brayden is wearing a bracelet that you know is only sold at the souvenir shops near the tourist area. You do not remember him buying such a bracelet the last time you were able to accompany your son to the beach. You ask about it. Brayden had told your spouse when he left this morning that he was going to hang out with his friends. Your spouse assumed Brayden would be with these friends near the apartment complex and sent him on his way.
Brayden answers truthfully, "I bought it today. I rode my bike to the beach. I had a blast!"
"But you said you were hanging out with friends?"
"I was, the three of us went together."
You ask Brayden if he has forgotten about the rule saying he can't go there alone.
Brayden answers, "No, I remembered. That's why I went. I wanted to prove to you guys that I wasn't a little kid and that it was no big deal for me to go there. See, I'm still alive and didn't get hurt or kidnapped. Anyway, we all sort of stayed together, it was fine."
Is there about to be trouble in paradise or has Brayden changed your mind?