I have actually been following through on spanking Lion on punishment days. I know. It’s only been a few days, but I usually don’t follow through even that long. Maybe it’s because I’ve been using wooden paddles, but I seem to be making my point rather quickly. By that, I mean he’s yelping long before he would with rubber or leather. Maybe not rubber. Those are mean. But his buns are red, and I’ve been happy with the results. I set the timer for ten minutes, but I’ve been stopping at around five.
First of all, these aren’t “real” punishments. Technically. I mean, he has been interrupting me a lot more lately. What he really hates is when I tell him I’m not going to finish my thought. He hates that. Is that another form of punishment? Perhaps. From my point of view, if he interrupts, it means he doesn’t care what I have to say. Then why should I finish? Psychological warfare, I supposed, but isn’t interrupting also a form of psychological warfare? I know he’d much rather have me spank him to get him out of the habit. But he likes spanking. And it adds a “chore” to my list of things to do. If I don’t finish my thought, not only am I free from that “chore” but also from the chore of spanking him. Win-win. For me. Not so much for him.
Anyway, I didn’t necessarily start out to do that. I mean, on some level, I decided not to finish my thought, but it wasn’t really intended as psychological warfare. I just now thought of it that way. I guess my question is, with the caveat that Lion would also like me to find other ways to punish him, (in the past he’s said he’d like it) is withholding the rest of my thought a suitable punishment for interrupting? I’d think it would change his behavior like spanking would. However, it is a mind game. Does that make it off-limits?
Part of me thinks mind games should be off-limits. Part of me thinks not hearing the rest of my thought is the perfect punishment for interrupting. I’m torn. I’m guessing the spanking community will side with Lion. There’s nothing like a good spanking to get one’s point across. I’m not sure who would side with me. There’s torture and there’s torture. Messing with someone’s mind might go against the Geneva convention.
What to do. What to do.
Fine. You all know I’ll decide on spanking over psychological warfare.
[Lion–First, let me say that interrupting should be punished. Now, let me explain the main reason I do it. Mrs. Lion loves pronouns when she speaks. Very often, I have no idea what the actual subject of a sentence is. I get confused and a bit annoyed. Pronouns need an antecedent, right? I think so. However, I still shouldn’t interrupt and deserve to be spanked. I have no idea why, but spanking changes my behavior. Use the tool, Mrs. Lion. :)]