A DMK Production
Your son, Robert Peter III, or Trey as he is called, is thirteen, just about to be fourteen. You find that spanking is very effective with Trey; as it was for you well in to your teens. Trey is responsible for keeping the lawn mowed, as were you as a youngster.
Summer break has just started and the lawn is looking shaggy. Trey has been reminded twice to take care of his chore but has "forgotten" both times. You are at your wits end this morning and tell your son that he has two choices: he can do the lawn this morning without a sore butt or this afternoon after you get home with a sore butt. You and your spouse head out to your respective jobs. Trey has promised the spanking will not be necessary and that he will get the lawn done.
Trey settles in front of his video game and does intend to do the lawn but he gets involved in the game and time gets away from him and the next thing he knows you are walking in the door and it is the afternoon. You snap at Trey to go get the paddle and then tell him after the spanking he can go mow the yard. Trey sulks off to the laundry room to where the paddle is kept. Trey is waiting for you:
Trey tries to explain himself and promises he will go take care of his chore now. (There is still plenty of light.) You remind Trey he has had three chances already and that you intend to give the spanking. Trey then mumbles an apology at you and simply asks, "Please don't spank me."
You look at Trey and hear his request and you are reminded of your younger self.
You are standing before RP, Sr. for the exact same reason (three strikes on not mowing the lawn) except you got involved in watching baseball on TV and forgot the lawn. Your father did not yield and you got spanked and then had to mow the lawn.
Trey's posture and voice bring back the memory. You remember feeling scared and angry and feeling like the whole thing was unfair even though deep down you knew the spanking was justified.
You look at Trey one more time and answer him.
What do you say?