“It was an accident” will not ever be an acceptable response after choosing to do something wrong. You chose to do it. It was not an accident.
You didn’t think through the consequences, maybe. You didn’t weigh out your options. You made a poor choice, but it wasn’t an accident. You didn’t slip. And I’ll be darned if you’re gonna grow up saying “but I didn’t mean to.” Worst. Excuse. Ever. Yes, you did! You didn’t mean to get caught. You absolutely meant to do it.
Here’s the deal, though…whatever I have to do to teach you this lesson- I will do. Because the world does NOT need another guy who won’t man up and take responsibility for his actions. Hopefully you will learn this now while you’re young. I may not be a nice mom, but trust me…this lesson gets WAY harder down the road. And mommy loves you way too much to let you learn when the “accidents” cost you the rest of your life.