after the kids got home from school, the little girl asked me if she and her brother could ride their scooters out front. I said "Yes but don’t leave the yard." I went out there with them and called them just to find out where they were and I got no answer. I called a little louder and still no answer. So I went to the neighbor’s house and asked him to help me find the kids. They were a few houses down. I wanted to spank buts for leaving without letting me know but spanking in the past hasn’t solved a single problem and I don’t know what it would have taught them. besides the wife doesn’t believe in spanking, only using it as an empty threat which she says is a deterrent enough to unwanted behavior the same as telling them to go to bed. She’ll say "go to bed" they’ll say "No" and she’ll say "then stop it." I don’t know if I told you about the time I spanked the little girl for willfully peeing on her mom’s couch? If I didn’t let me know and I’ll recap the story along with the wife’s reaction.
If I wasn’t able to get a neighbor to help out, I wouldn’t have known where they were until the wife got home and then she probably would have just said "Good going Scott" like she did the other day when they walked out the front door that she had opened.
I just don’t know what to do about these kids anymore.