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What Did You Get Spanked With

KenK/84BravoKenK/84Bravo Member Posts: 11,725 ✭✭✭✭

Growing Up?

Back when, that's what responsible Parents did to discipline their Children.

My Dad was a Life Long Military (Army) ABN CSM. When he would get home from a day On Base and Mom would tell him what you had done, you were gonna get that whipping that Mom said/told you you were going to get, "when your Dad get's home."

Being in Fatigues or Khakis, he would have on a Web belt with the metal tip. He'd take you into your bedroom, make you pull your pants down and bend over the bed. Then always tell you, "This is going to hurt me, more than it is going to hurt you." (Never understood that until I got older.)

You'd typically get it on the butt, or on the top of your legs, right below your butt. Pretty tender spot. (More so than the butt.)

Pap Paw (when there) would make you "Go cut your own Switch." (A young flexible tree branch, a little thinner than your finger, for those of you not Southern.) If he was really mad, he'd whip out his thin leather belt and use it right then.

At School, it would typically be an aerated (with holes in it) Wood Paddle. Usually prominently displayed on the Principle or more usually the VP's wall.

If you got Mom mad enough, you'd get slapped in the face, before Dad got home.

All your friends Parent's had permission to spank you, if needed. In which case, you were guaranteed another spanking, when you got home. Ditto for School.

Any Butt Whipping I got, I deserved. (And) I am a better Person/Man because of it.

Anyone care to share?

Extreme NE TN/W NC ya'll. 😁



  • GrasshopperGrasshopper Member Posts: 16,595 ✭✭✭✭

    Growing up, that left me out. 🤐

  • NeoBlackdogNeoBlackdog Member Posts: 16,108 ✭✭✭✭

    Wooden Spoon (Mom's 'go to')

    The Belt (Dad's 'go to')

    The Switch (I knew I had screwed the pooch in a big way when this occurred. AKA 'The Nuclear Option')

    Mr. Ward's Board of Education (grade school Principal's 'go to', 30" long oak 1x4 with a handle. OMG...)

  • KenK/84BravoKenK/84Bravo Member Posts: 11,725 ✭✭✭✭

    I knew, when/if I was called by my full name Kenneth ****** ********, I had done something, that was going to have repercussions. Ruh Row.

    Extreme NE TN/W NC ya'll. 😁

  • wolfpackwolfpack Member Posts: 1,062 ✭✭✭

    A very long limber willow switch most of the time at home, a wooden paddle at school. That willow switch hurt. Always deserved it when I got it.

  • Sam06Sam06 Member Posts: 21,257 ✭✭✭✭

    Same here.

    I was a bad kid and I got my * beat with just about everything but a hotwheels track was a favorite, wooden spoons, coat hangers, a belt and a hand, you name it.

    And yea I deserved it.


  • bullshotbullshot Member Posts: 14,019 ✭✭✭✭

    My dad never whipped me, my mother on the other hand was the Grand Disciplinarian in our family as my father was a Master Chief in the Navy and was deployed a lot.

    Mom used one of those narrow belts that were popular with women in the 40s and every stroke was on a syllable. It stung more than hurt.

    No, my parents weren't abusive, I NEVER got a butt whipping I didn't deserve and I truly believe that the experience benefited me (we have to learn about rules and consequences somewhere) and home is the place.

    "Just because you're paranoid doesn't mean they're not out to get you"
  • JunkballerJunkballer Member Posts: 9,021 ✭✭✭✭
    edited September 10

    Neither of my parents were choosy about what they used, barbed wire was definitely off the table though 😀. Will give them credit, nothing was used above the waist.

    "Never do wrong to make a friend----or to keep one".....Robert E. Lee

  • Ditch-RunnerDitch-Runner Member Posts: 24,040 ✭✭✭✭

    Dad would use his open hand as a fast draw type but always a leather belt when he had a little time to prep legs and butt were targets

    Mom was a wild card from her hand to her shoe , a belt or go get me a switch ,if it brakes we will start over with a new switch . Any body part was fair game to her and any thing with in reach was a fair ge to use as a tool to hit us with

    Our Arms legs butt basic what ever part of our body was unlucky enough to be in the parh when she started swinging

    Most kids in the neighborhood. (Most all family's were southern transplants come to Ohio for work )

    I remember we all shared the same red welts foam our parents efforts with a switch or belt And showed up in the summer when we wore shorts.

    The term spare the rod and spoil the child was the golden rule for sure

    I remember my younger brother RIP Would run thru the house begging no mom no and hurting himself more running into furniture than the whipping wihich he got any way

    At school I got more than my share from the teachers and principals every teacher had a paddle in their desk some had holes drilled in them and using them with out hesitation some times in the hall or most of the time in front of the class

    As for my wife and I we would ocassonaly swat our kids behind but nothing like what we got as kids from our parents not even in the same league lol

  • KenK/84BravoKenK/84Bravo Member Posts: 11,725 ✭✭✭✭

    I agree w/the above Ditch. I only "spanked/disciplined" my Son a couple times, and boy did he deserve it. My Ex, flipped out each time. She had Never been physically disciplined growing up - and boy did it ever show. 🤔

    One time in particular that I remember. My Son, being in about the 2nd/3rd grade, Had taken a girls new glasses with a couple classmates, broke them and then buried them. I was beyond PO'd. Yeah, he was going to get one of only 2/3 times he was physically disciplined by me, I did not care what my Ex had to say about it.

    He got spanked by me with a small minature canoe paddle. I did the same as my Dad. "Pull your pants down. Bend over the bed. This is going to hurt me, more than you." (I fully understood my Dad's sentiments and feelings at that point.) I caught He** from my Ex over it. So what? He deserved it.

    We were (I believe) the only Parents of those involved, that not only apologized to the Parents of the Girl, but paid about $400 to replace the glasses.

    Not my Son's finest hour.

    Extreme NE TN/W NC ya'll. 😁

  • cbxjeffcbxjeff Member Posts: 17,226 ✭✭✭✭

    I never got spanked as a kid and look how I turned out.

    It's too late for me, save yourself.
  • BrookwoodBrookwood Member, Moderator Posts: 12,960 ******

    I got spanked more times than I can count or even remember. My dad took care of all the discipline stuff in our house. He used a leather belt.

    My mom would let dad know what offences were committed and he'd wait for his anger to cool down for a time before the punishment was given. When I was an adult with my own kids, I maintained this very important rule.

    And yes! I deserved every spanking I ever received! Got away with a lot of things that should have gotten capital butt stripes as well!

  • KenK/84BravoKenK/84Bravo Member Posts: 11,725 ✭✭✭✭

    My Son, will tell you now, (and my Ex will agree) that my influence taught him how to be a Man. Her Liberal approach, got him in to trouble.

    He Thank's me now, for my "Tough Love," example and guidance.

    He has not only told me, but other's, "My Dad, is the Toughest Guy, I know. I'm Proud of Him." What more, can you ask for as an epitaph?

    I say/said the same thing, about my Dad.

    Extreme NE TN/W NC ya'll. 😁

  • OakieOakie Member Posts: 40,488 ✭✭✭✭

    we all know the sound of that belt, coming through our dad's belt loops, at under.01 seconds😉🤕

  • Toolman286Toolman286 Member Posts: 2,835 ✭✭✭✭

    My dad would just use his hand and that was enough. Once I ran & tried hiding under the bed. That big hand reached in & dragged me out. Then I got extra for running.

  • austin20austin20 Member Posts: 34,048 ✭✭✭✭
    edited September 10

    Dad used his open hand on your bottom side. Mom had several weapons- sometimes her hand or the flyswatter (the metal kind). paint stirrers ( sometimes the wooden ones other times the old reusable metal one with the holes in it) a switch and if she sent you to get one you better bring back a legit switch, not some twig cause that would make her mad.

    My grandparents used that look of disappointment and disappointing my grandparents hurt worse than a spanking.

  • KenK/84BravoKenK/84Bravo Member Posts: 11,725 ✭✭✭✭
    edited September 10

    Understand ALL of the above.

    Our generation, is the better, because of it. IMHO

    The latest "entitled" generation, is like that, because of the lack of appropriately applied discipline. (Again) IMHO

    Extreme NE TN/W NC ya'll. 😁

  • Bubba Jr.Bubba Jr. Member Posts: 8,109 ✭✭✭✭

    My mother had a yardstick that was her favorite weapon. One day she decided I didn't do something to suit her and she pulled out the yardstick. Just as she was in mid-swing, I turned just enough that she hit my wallet. The yardstick broke in the middle, and that was the last time she ever tried to hit me.

    Dad on the other hand wore those 1/2" wide belts that would leave a welt about 6-8" long and would sting for days.

  • KenK/84BravoKenK/84Bravo Member Posts: 11,725 ✭✭✭✭

    My Mother used to like to "wash my mouth out with soap."

    The very last time she tried/did that, I started taking big honking bites out of the bar of soap, chewing and swallowing them. She freaked.

    Last time for that BS.

    Extreme NE TN/W NC ya'll. 😁

  • toad67toad67 Member Posts: 12,958 ✭✭✭✭

    Depended on what type of mood she was in, sometimes it hurt, other times it tickled.....

  • waltermoewaltermoe Member Posts: 1,551 ✭✭✭✭
    edited September 11

    My dad used a belt on are butt when we got into trouble. He would tell us to go to are bed room and hold onto the bed post and think about what we had done. About 15 minutes later he would come in; and he was usually diplomatic about it. He would ask us how many lashes we thought we deserved, and I would usually say, one, where he would usually say I think two or three is more well deserved. I always hated that waiting for him to come in and spank us, seemed like forever that wait. Later on when I was older an out of the house he told me the reason he would have us hold on to the bed post and wait before he came in. He said it gave us kids time to think about what we had done, and it gave him time to cool off so he was not whipping us out of anger.

    Edited: I forgot to mention, it usually was about 30 minutes later he would come back in the bedroom and give us a hug, and tell us that he loved us.

    I feel blessed that I got to be with my dad and hold his hand when he died and thank him for everything he had done for me. I miss him and he’s wisdom a lot.

  • FrogdogFrogdog Member Posts: 2,655 ✭✭✭✭

    Everything.....anything. Just depended on how bad I messed up, and where I got caught.

  • Ditch-RunnerDitch-Runner Member Posts: 24,040 ✭✭✭✭

    Just came to mind

    Later on one of my mom's favorite tools was sectons of hot wheel track

    the old orange plastic track the cars ran on If I remember it flexed before any real pain could be applied

  • CaneyRiverDogCaneyRiverDog Member Posts: 137 ✭✭

    Dad probably only got me 4 or 5 times. Id say no more than 10 in my youth. Mom on the other hand anything went! Flyswatters, broom handles, switches, flip flops, belts, forks.... she once slammed my head into a tree and I woke with a mouth full of dirt. She didnt play and I probably deserved most of it!!

  • NeoBlackdogNeoBlackdog Member Posts: 16,108 ✭✭✭✭

    LOL! Last time my Mom told me she was gonna wash my mouth out with soap I told her to "go right ahead, I'll blow bubbles out my *!" She was tryin' so hard to stay mad but she kept laughing!

    No, I'm not that clever! My buddy and I had been listening to a George Carlin the day before and that's where I picked up the line.

  • grizgriz Member Posts: 424 ✭✭

    I forget what I did to deserve it when Mom backhanded me across the butt one time. Problem was I had both back pockets full of slingshot rocks. Hurt her so bad it made her cry and that made me feel worse that if she had given be a lickin'.

  • ltcdotyltcdoty Member Posts: 4,144 ✭✭✭

    Back in the Fifties, the older kids would tell the younger kids, " When you go to the County Fair, don't ask your parents to buy the paddle with the rubber ball and long rubber band" Or the thin bamboo canes with the plastic kewpie dolls. ".

    Both items eventually broke and Mom & Dad would save the paddle and bamboo canes for future use😮

  • He DogHe Dog Member Posts: 50,936 ✭✭✭✭

    Back when, that's what responsible Parents did to discipline their Children.

    You mean before being responsible was child abuse?

    a wooden yardstick (am I dating myself?) from La Crosse Lumber Co. when I was young. A belt when I was older. When my mother could not find a belt and I gave her mine, that was the last I ever got.

  • dpmuledpmule Member Posts: 6,579 ✭✭✭✭

    Lilac suckers, apple tree suckers, any household tool handy, fly swatter, yardstick, broom or mop handle, but most frequently a razor strop.

    I wasn’t too bad or destructive, just overly adventurous and in retrospect only got half as many lickings as I actually deserved .


  • SW0320SW0320 Member Posts: 2,303 ✭✭✭✭

    My mother had the leather strap that used to be used by barbers. You needed to get that once to get the picture that whatever I did I did not want to do it again.

  • MobuckMobuck Member Posts: 13,518 ✭✭✭✭


    Dad was a 'fly off the handle' kind of guy so if/when I pushed his button too hard, he just laid into me with whatever was handy. 2x4, hammer handle, piece of rope, belt, just whatever. We used horses a lot back then so quite often it was a piece of rope or leather strap of some sort.

    A very memorable 'flogging' involved 4-5' of wet manila rope. I was in 7th grade and Mom wrote me an excuse from physical education so folks at school didn't see the results when I wore gym shorts. Took about 2 weeks for the marks to fade.

  • William81William81 Member Posts: 24,194 ✭✭✭✭

    Whatever belt my Dad was wearing at the time.......

    I can still hear the sound of the end of his belt hitting every belt loop as he pulled it off to whoop one of us...

  • 62vld204262vld2042 Member Posts: 845 ✭✭✭✭

    My mother had the exact same strap.......given to her by her mother. When she flew into a rage.........🤬......depending on her "condition" was bad. In later years, I swore that if I ever found that would end up in tiny pieces........and her presence, if possible. If what occurred had happened in the last 40 years.........she'd be in jail........which is what I told her after my first child was born.

    Even wife and I did spank our kids a few times......but ONLY with an open hand, and never when we were mad.

    As others have hurt us more.😔

  • jimdeerejimdeere Member, Moderator Posts: 25,333 ******

    What ever was at hand, including the hand. A wet dish towel hurt the worse.

    I never deserved it, though. I was a perfect angel.😈

  • SW0320SW0320 Member Posts: 2,303 ✭✭✭✭

    Funny what you said that about burning it. We moved from an apt. we lived into my grandparents house and we hid the strap so she could not find it after the move.

    She just resorted to the paddle that had a rubber band and ball. Of course we lost the ball so she had a new thing to use on us.

  • Don McManusDon McManus Member Posts: 23,392 ✭✭✭✭

    A silk handled riding crop with mohair bristles.

    Freedom and a submissive populace cannot co-exist.

    Brad Steele
  • love2shootlove2shoot Member Posts: 544 ✭✭✭

    All and all, the * beatin generation, us, has done quite well and accomplished quite a lot!

  • JIM STARKJIM STARK Member Posts: 1,143 ✭✭✭

    Mom used a "flyback paddle (without the rubber band and ball)...She actually broke one on my sorry butt...


  • BrookwoodBrookwood Member, Moderator Posts: 12,960 ******

    My mom used that "Wash your mouth out with soap" thing as a threat many times. I never, ever thought such a threat was ever actually done to anyone! 😲

  • KenK/84BravoKenK/84Bravo Member Posts: 11,725 ✭✭✭✭

    Extreme NE TN/W NC ya'll. 😁

  • pulsarncpulsarnc Member Posts: 6,047 ✭✭✭✭

    wire handled flyswatter if it was Mom. Dad would usually use his ball cap . That metal button on the top stings

    cry Havoc and let slip  the dogs of war..... 
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