Thursday, July 19, 2007

Spare the Rod....

Yes,...I spanked my boys. Of my three boys, I'd have to say Jake was the most frequent receiver of discipline. He wasn't a bad kid, just a very mischievous one. And no...spanking wasn't the only form of discipline I used. One of my most effective forms was to make Josh and Jake (after an afternoon of fighting) sit in the floor and touch their noses together, after a minute or two they were both in tears and vowing to not fight anymore. So my brilliant idea was working....until Jake decided to rub his snotty nose all over Josh's face.
That's it....bend over!

I used to think that even though Jake was always into something, at least he was honest. If something was broken or torn up, I would ask who did it, the answer from all three was "I don't know, it wasn't me" After grilling them for a while Jake would eventually say"Okay...I did it" with a look on his face that said "I really didn't do it but I'm gonna take the wrap for it so that my wonderful brothers will be off the hook". And it worked. Jake surely didn't do it, so now my anger is squarely on the other two, and after all this, somebody is going to get a spanking! Poor Jake willing to take the blame for his brothers....yeah right! Years later I found out that Jake really did do it and I fell for his underhanded plan... hook, line and sinker.

Jake (after all that discipline) is going to be a great Dad. He has made many comments about his and Andrea's philosophy on the subject, and I have no doubt that their children will be corrected when they need it.

Josh (on the other hand) is a softy. Oh..I know that he'll be a wonderful Dad but it will probably be up to Kelly to discipline their children. He knows how to discipline but I don't know if he'll be able to. Josh is especially vulnerable with little girls, they wrap him around their little fingers.

Cody...I'm sure won't know the first thing about discipline....because he NEVER got spanked.
Don't' believe me?....Just ask Josh and Jake.


Josh said...

Yeah, that touching noses thing... AWFUL! And yes, I do realize that I'm done for if i have a girl, I won't even deny it! OH, and the whole Cody thing is your fault anyway, if you would have just spanked him, you know EVER, then he would know how to do just like us! ;)

Anonymous said...

I WONDER IF JAKE WILL PUT GABE ON A LEASH LIKE YOU DID JAKE. I remember getting tricked into going to town with you and the boys all the time and Jake had a leash. And remember him using the potty in the fountain at Parkway City Mall. I do I was holding the leash.


Anonymous said...

All I know is that we are very much blessed in that our boys have always had a desire to please their parents. I thank the Lord every day for the men they have grown up to be. "A wise son maketh a glad father.."