To Kill a Mockingbird

Why does Atticus think Jem and Scout disobeyed him when he told them to stay in front of the Radley house?

In chapter 7 or 8

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Miss Maudie's house is on fire. Atticus tells his kids to stay by the Radley place. When Atticus returns, Scout has a blanket draped over her shoulders. He says, "Then whose blanket is that?" Atticus assumes they had moved. It was Boo Radley who had placed it on her during the excitement.