I didn’t grow up with spankings, but I did grow up with the threat of them. So in a desperate move to get my son to stop squirming and let me put a diaper on him, I yelled, “Stay still! You don’t want a spanking do you?”
To which my son excitedly yelled, “Yeah!!!”
I suppose I should have explained what a spanking was before I tried to offer one.
So then I tried to convince him, oh no, you don’t want a spanking. Spankings hurt!
So then he starts chanting “Mommy spank me! Mommy spank me!”
I’ve clearly lost control of the situation.
I find myself going, “No! I don’t want to spank you! I’m not gonna do it!”
Then I start wondering how my two-year-old just reverse psychologied me.
So how does this end you might wonder? With a half-hearted pop on the leg to show I mean business and some fake crying that ends in giggles and demands for more “spanking.”
Dear Lord, please don’t let him start requesting this at pre-school. 😆