Yesterday Lion interrupted me. Not once, not twice, but a few times in a row. I was trying to tell him something and he kept cutting me off. Finally I yelled at him. He says I pause too long between thoughts. At first I thought he was going to tell me I was wrong for doing that. Wisely, he said he’d have to learn to take that into account during our conversations.
After dinner and my shower, I told Lion it was time for his spanking. He said he still had sore spots from the night before. Oh well. It’s not my fault that I need to punish him again.
I did quick little hits and tried to avoid the bruises. I knew those weren’t really the sore spots, but they were the only evidence from the night before. I continued on with the little swats all over his butt. He was getting red and I was hitting harder as I went along. Neither of us counted, but Lion says there may well have been over 200. He called yellow a few times and I (hopefully) didn’t back off as much as the night before.
The thing I don’t really understand is where are the hard swats? If I’m peppering his butt with a million smaller swats, what happens to the big, full swing swats? Are they just gone? Can I sprinkle them throughout the punishment? Won’t that make him want to cry yellow? I understand the concept of building up, but not the concept of not having a big paddle whomping Lion within an inch of his life.
This morning, Lion said his butt was no longer sore. The soreness lasted only a few hours. And he said there is a part two for punishment that he’s looking forward to. In order for it to be memorable, he posits, he needs a secondary punishment. Corner time, soap in his mouth, something like that.
Can’t I try to get one thing right at a time? Why do I have to add in different elements at the same time? I’m hoping Lion won’t get himself in any trouble today so I can regroup and get my mind wrapped around corner time after the punishment swats are done. I did try it once, but I (thought I) was doing the swats correctly at the time. Now we’ve changed tactics. A Lioness’ work is never done.