Aidan cocked his head to the side and grinned, "Nope. No homework!"
James nodded, "Okay. You can play until it starts to get dark, then come inside for dinner."
Aidan had been wrong. Dad wasn't just mad.... he was also disappointed. And for some weird reason, that made Aidan feel even worse!
Angela squeezed James hand. "You did what you could. He's getting older & we're going to have to start letting him understand consequences."
And true to form, the first thing he did after his birthday party was throw a party with his school friends.
Annie laughed, "Ummm... dare..."
Mary thought really hard. "Okay, go kiss Aidan!"
Aidan let out a shocked yelp. "WHAT?" he demanded.
Annie grinned. "Come on, you can't make me miss my dare!"
"You're not embarrassed, are you?" Quincy teased.
Aidan looked around the room & was mortified that everyone seemed to be chuckling at him.
Quincy shook his head, "That was the lamest kiss I've ever seen, dude."
Man, being a teenager was hard stuff! Aidan thought wryly.