This morning I sent the boys to their room for fighting, only to hear another outburst. I opened the door to see Skyler attempting to whip Seth with his blanket.
One solid spank, many tears and sobs later, I came back into the room to find Skyler spilling his woes to Daddy (conveniently leaving out the details of his own guilt). "Tell Daddy what you did," I prompted.
After initially declaring his innocence, Skyler at last could not hide his wrongdoing. "Didn't we tell you not to hit?" Alan rebuked him.
Skyler lifted his big brown eyes to Daddy. "You didn't tell me this day."