A Memory Man Production
You always resented being spanked as a kid, the notion that your dad would deliberately hurt you whenever you didn't do what he wanted always rankled with you. Consequently you were wary of him; you never confided in him and that prevented you from ever getting very close to him. In retrospect you regret this, realising it was misplaced kidthink. The spankings you got from him weren't unduly frequent or harsh and only came when you had done things that merited consequences.
You don't want your eight year old son David (who is similarly headstrong to the way you were) to grow up with the reservations you had, so when punishment is needed you have substituted other sanctions for physical chastisement. David is a normally well behaved sporty outdoor sort of boy and you have found grounding to be very effective.
David's best friend Sean lives next door, the pair are almost inseparable and together they are a regular source of lively (if usually innocent) mischief.
It is Friday and David brings a note home from school; he and Sean had been in trouble for disrupting class. You promptly ground David for the weekend.
Next morning is a fine warm sunny morning and on hearing happy laughter coming from next door you find David staring disconsolately from an upstairs window at Sean and two of their friends splashing about in Sean's inflatable paddling pool.
"Seems Sean's got away with it then." You comment.
"No, he'll have had a hiding."
"How do you know that?"
"His Dad always spanks him when he's bad. He pulls his pants down, pulls him across his knees and smacks his bottom really hard." As he turned is head to look up at you his eyes were moist, "Sean says its horrible and it really hurts, but when he stops crying its all over and its better than going to PRISON for days on end."
The emphasis he put on Prison astounded you, it sounded like an accusation. (There is always an atmosphere in the house when David is on restriction, he's tetchy and as uncooperative as he dare be making it a miserable time for all; but you haven't clocked any long term feeling of resentment towards you - so far. But then.........???)
"I never spank you because I hate the thought of deliberately hurting somebody I really care about just because they've made me angry." You try to explain; but it suddenly sounds to you more like an excuse than an explanation so you add "Would you rather I spanked you like Sean gets it when you are bad?"
There was silence for a moment, David was looking out the window again. Then he turned back towards you and nodded mouthing a silent "yes."
Surprised you ask "Are you sure about that? A proper bare bottom spanking really hurts and leaves your bottom sore for quite a while afterwards. Believe me David, I know."
David looks down but nods again.
This wasn't the answer you'd either expected or wanted. You put you hand under his chin and as you lift it towards you his eyes are brimming with tears.
"Should I spank you now?"
"Will I be able to go out afterwards?"
"Er..mm - Ye-e-es"
"OK then" he whispers.
Having painted yourself into a corner will you deliver? If so will it be a "proper" enough spanking to dispel any notion of it being a soft option?