Did You Say Thank You For Spanking Me?

A Hard and Thankless Task

Has any woman ever wondered how hard her HOH’s job really is? Being the head and leader of the family can be a very tiring and frustrating task.

1. He has all the preparation it takes to plan a suitable punishment to fit her misbehaviour.
2. He has to sometimes wait and watch her carefully, before administering punishment, to see if she is truly prepared to learn her lesson.
3. He has the stress over whether or not she has been adequately scolded, prior to her punishment.
4. He has the physical discomfort in his hand or arm from repeatedly spanking her bottom.
5. He has the stress over whether it is his fault for not punishing her effectively, if she has repeated the same transgression over a relatively short space of time.
6. He has the stress over whether it is his fault (the ineffectiveness of scolding/punishment) if he fails to bring her to tears.
7. Not to mention the sheer unpleasantness of spanking his woman to tears and beyond. The unpleasantness of causing her to cry, of directly causing pain to her bottom for her own good.

I have read a number of posts where women vehemently deny that their HOH is stressed at all! In fact they proclaim that he is deriving immense satisfaction from punishing his wife by spanking her to catharsis and beyond! Perhaps these women are confusing a punishment spanking, Pre-emptive spanking or Maintenance Discipline with the pleasures of an erotic spanking? Surely their man cannot be so cruel as to enjoy disciplining their beloved woman until she is weeping remorsefully from both the pain and shame of her spanking? The Loving Domestic Discipline lifestyle is very clear in its message. It is the use of corporal punishment to eliminate negative behaviors and enhance positive behaviors. In short, it is modifying the woman’s behavior so that she can obtain her very best potential as a woman, wife and mother.

Please note this is from C's Loving Domestic Discipline Blog. I found it delightfully helpful when I was starting out some time ago. I know a few have asked me why I always say thank you after Paul spanks me. I hope this will explain to you why I feel I should say thank you.
Also help you to understand his job a bit better. It is not easy for him either. Hugs Jenna
JennaR JennaR
51-55, F
39 Responses Oct 15, 2012

Thank you for this. I had not contemplated this before, and will make sure to express my thanks from here on out.

all wives should thank there husband HOH for there spankings for what ever reason it may be you got it for

Ha, ha, ha, oh you guys.......

Snow I realize you are brand new to EP today. However, you should know it is not appropriate to laugh at, or in any way degrade other people's posts. if you do not agree with this group please move on to one that does interest you. There is a reason that the reply box says to answer in supportive authentic, and respectful answers.

I'm sorry, Jenna, lol. I mean no harm ( honestly ) and if I'm laughing at anyone, I'm laughing at myself MOST of all ! Because spanking ( NEVER severe, as I do NOT like women being abused ) is MY " turn on " ! You say " If I do not agree " I should " move on " ? Oh but I DO agree ! You see, I've been a very naughty girl lately ( crash dieting, not getting enough sleep, etc., ) and I totally think that I need a " Loving spanking " but it MUST be administered by a handsome, dark Italian / Sicilian, who loves, respects and adores me !!!! I TOTALLY deserve it ! sighhhhhh

Ah well then so sorry for the misunderstanding.

Thank you for sharing that perspective. It isn't an easy job, and entails so much responsibility. Makes sense why you thank him. :)

A huge thank you is the least we can give to the men who diligently discipline us. We chose this lifestyle and are privileged to have men who take it seriously and follow through. It also takes a good man a while to find which discipline we need, how hard, with what implement and how long. It also takes a good man to explain, over and over how is wants us to behave and speak. I imagine most husbands here have high standards and won't put up with less. Thank you to all you wonderful men!

I so agree dear!

I think this was my biggest cause of apprehension when starting DD. I already know my husband works so hard and I don't want to create more stress and work for him. But, I think the eventual goal is that the behavior management methods of DD will require less from the HoH, so long as the TiH is truly submitting and giving 100% of themselves. Do you think that it is always absolutely necessary for a punishment to bring a woman to tears? I asked my Sir and he said that depends on a lot of things because the crying could be emotional or physical pain or relief, but as far as crying from pain, I don't think that's necessary for more minor transgressions. What has been your experience with this?

In the end it takes away stress. In that other behaviors which caused tension go away. For example ignoring each other due to anger or unresolved feelings. Arguing...Hard to argue with you pants on the floor and bum in the air. lol

Wow, I hadn't even considered the stress relieving effect of crying.

I agree completely with Cher we should never compare our experience to anyone else. Also we should evaluate all advice, discuss it with our mates then decide on what is best.

I really needed this reminder to not compare our relationship to the relationships of others!

lol hang out with us. One or the other of us says it at least once a week. We all need to support each other.

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Do you think that being in a TIH contributed to your recent divorce ? Are you going to seek a TIH relationship with your next BF or future husband ?

Absolutely not there is a big difference between what happened and TIH. Yes my new boyfriend is expecting a TIH relationship. He is a delightful man who would never hurt me in any way. I have written a couple of story's explaining why TIH is not the cause. Drugs, Alcohol and selfish behavior was behind what happened in my marriage. I will not tolerate the abuse of any of those things. Ever.

I have read with great interest, lots of the responses below. I do say thank you, at some point soon after punishment, however, I think if you are made to say it, it becomes meaningless and just a way to avoid more punishment. I very often confess my wrongdoing and although, this does not mean I get a lesser punishment, hubby will thank me for my honesty. All punishments are given after a discussion and me accepting my wrong doing. He never punishes in anger. I am always given corner time as it allows us both to reflect and then I will thank him and tell him how I will avoid repeating that wrong doing. He will sometimes kiss my forehead or give me a little hug, just to show I am forgiven, but no sex. Once a punishment has been declared, it will be delivered asap and no amount of crying etc will stop it.I do cry often, from shame and knowing I have let him down, but I trust him to know how much punishment is needed.

I have never said it if I didn't mean it. Although it did not take him long to figure my attitude had not changed if I didn't say it. lol
I think everyone is different and how they do things is ok as long as it works for that couple. We all have to find what is best for ourselves.

I just had a bit of an attitude last night over this exact issue. I claimed that his job was so easy and that mine was way more difficult. Thank you for these reminders. I definitely wouldn't want to be in charge!

Yes it is hard work but like everything the more effort that is put in the better the results and even though it might be exhausting it is good to relax and admire your handiwork when the task has been completed to everybody 's satisfaction and to be thanked by the receiver makes the task extremely worthwhile.

I like what you said, but allow me to disagree with you. A true loving husband doesn't feel stressed or unpleasent when he know how far to go with his wife, and truely understands what she needs and what she can bear.

That is very sweet, and well said Sir

Does your husband continue spanking you after you cry?

I am currently between husbands...or in Dating land. Much like land of the lost it is a challenge in a world I don't understand.

I think you may be right but the process of discovering these things can be quite stressful. As with all things, communication is key. Woman, especially me, are tricky mysterious creatures. I often don't know what I need or can bear until the situation arises and I find myself wondering however I can expect my HoH to know me better than I know myself, but I'm guessing this just takes time. Sir has been surprising me lately with how much he truly is aware of my actions and motives, and is proving that he understands my own actions better than I do.

The men can be really impressive and creative at times. Makes you love them more. Yes discovery is often difficult and sometimes just plain unpleasant.

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in belgium if man spank his wife he could have problems with justice

I too always say Thank you right away!!!

After a spanking i like to give my wife at least 10 minutes of corner time. Have even given it to her when my friends are visiting.

I do see the benefit to corner time. It isn't something that I am given often. The couple of times that I have received it I have felt like such a child. Probably a good reminder that more than likely I was acting like one. Nice to know that my husband isn't the only one that has used it.

I love this. I do say thank you. I usually wait until I calm down. My last spanking wss before the kids came home from school. I didnot say thank you until thst night in bed. We wete culded up going to sleep and I raised up gave him a kiss on the cheek.vi said thank you for spanking me today. I appreciate that you saw a need and took care of it.

Delightful! I don't think it matters when, just that you do.

I have lived vanilla and i have lived as a leader... it is more work as a HOH!!! but the results are sooo worth it.

such a good point. thanks for sharing :p

We are just getting started and I have only been spanked once, but I did thank him later in the day. After thinking about it for a couple days, I told him yesterday I want to thank him at the end of each spanking. It is my way to show appreciation for what he has done for me and us. I'm sure he does not/will not enjoy punishing me, but he does it for my and our good. I know he enjoys being able to lead like he has always wanted to, but me putting him in a position of having to spank me is not fun. He said that was very respectful of me, that I am a good girl, and that he appreciates that :) I want to do my part to keep the relationship strong, just like he does his.

I did request, however, that if I do not thank him within the first couple minutes that he punish me again. Don't tell me why, though. Just say to me, we were done, but I need to put you over my knee again. I will figure it out. I'm sure as soon as he says that I will realize what I did, but I will let him carry out the punishment, then thank him.

That is a great idea. It is not always easy to say Thank you.

Damn - this is a great post! Thank you so much for your ideas and understanding.
It is not easy being a good HoH.
Jack's Jill

my wife has to thank me for allher spankings
after her spanking reguardless of what it was for there is no sexual activity we dont belive in reward for being naughty

I agree completely Sex and Discipline are two completely different things and shouldn't be confused.

you are so right never mix up sex an discipline at all
she does not need to be rewarded with sex when she was naughty

and, rightly so.

Very good read! That shows allot of respect for your husband:) I read your stories and look up to you. I normally don't cry during a spanking though. They hurt but its just not me.

I don't generally cry either. That has more to do with my emotions and mind set at the beginning of the spanking. There have been a couple where I was crying before it even started.

crying does not need to be a big part in the discipline its the spanking the lecture an the looks an feel of the bottom is what couts to get your point across

I think it is a good thing, because it is an aditional act of obedience. That shows the woman has learned her lesson.

Love u all.

Finaly someone recognising the burden a strong man has to carry...

I always thank my HoH for everything he does.
A good HoH uses a lot of time thinking about his spouse.
He runs the home, pays the bills, makes numerous decisions,
enforces rules, listens to his wife, comforts her, disciplines her,
and so much more.
I ask permission for many things and thank him for everything, especially discipline.

I get the feeling the two of you are very happy. What a delightful relationship you have

Thank you Jenna!
We're still learning - the journey is a long one and new things pop up along the way.
That's what makes domestic discipline so exciting - there are new things to learn, new control issues to work and and let go of. New sides of our HoH that are amazing as they become more and more at ease with running the family and disciplining! We never stop learning. For each old habit I leave behind, there is something new up ahead to learn about!

The best part is the learning is something Paul and I are doing together. I am certain you enjoy that as well.

Wish to have you. I really do DominantDon. I'm in Georgia. Happy for you. Wanting you

As a Head of Household figure, I am very gratified to hear your thoughts about Thanking your punisher for. his efforts.
You speak well and with a clear insight and I value the thoughts you are sharing.
It is my role to discipline my spouse, and also to assume that role for other men who are either untrained in that task or reticent to perform it.
I also take on ths role for women who acknowledge

I never really thought of it like that. I'm very sore right now after being punished quite severely (and deservedly) yesterday. Maybe I will thank him tonight. He gives me discipline I lack

In this particular situation I would recommend that. While it definitely was not easy for you I am certain he would appreciate it.

Just wanted to let you know, last night I thanked my husband for Spanking me on Sunday and thanked him for loving me enough to care about by behaviour. He was really surprised but really pleased too. You were so right.

He admitted that it was harder than I could have imagined to paddle me the way he did because he knew it hurt a lot and that, having only been paddled twice before, that I am particularly scared of paddles. He explained that however hard completing my punishment had been, he was determined to keep me safe and our children and that he felt driving his point home the way he did was Necessary. I am so glad I read your story. You were so right. I feel more loved than ever and I know how he appreciated my thanks.
JennaR, you are a star. Thank you

I am so proud of you dear. You did the work here, and I know it wasn't all that easy. Good for you! I am so happy that it brought the two of you closer. Hugs

JennaR, I am Josfairmaiden's husband. I have just joined EP and wanted to thank you for the good advice and kind support you have shown my wife.

Thank you Sir. I am honored.

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Jenna I love when you write!
I thank you for this. amy always thanks me afterward. And while no I do not enjoy hurting her I do enjoy seeing her butt turn red. I also enjoy the way a spanking mellows her out and helps her to refocus, regroup, and get a fresh start. It's a giant do-over button for both of us.
When I see my wonderful wife go out of her way to do something for me or our children I always take the time to thank her and let her know I recognize the effort and energy she has put into it. amy in turn thanks me when I do things to help the family move smoothly and function well. this includes disciplinary measures. I worry about properly handling my role and do spend a lot of time making sure that the punishment is fitting and is neither excessive or lacking.
I feel as a HoH I have a responsibility to build up my household motivate them and encourage them to excel in everything they do. I try to never take this lightly so I appreciate your sharing. Thank You!

Thank you. You impress me every time I read your writing as a very loving husband and father.

i just happened to trip over this story. i find it rather refreshing to know that you also recognize the fact that you ,"go too far."
i too an the HOH of my home. my woman knows what "pushes my buttons" and ....doesn't go there. she's been there and done that. she's learned...
plz add me to your circle. you write well and i wouln't wanna miss any other stories that you might write.
be well,

well... sometimes they never cross her mind.. I think those stressful think are part of responsibility to become a husband..

Got to be honest dear, there are times when I am about to be spanked I find it hard to feel all that sympathetic toward him. I admit I am a little more worried about my own butt.

This aspect was kind of difficult to comprehend straight away for me as a surrendered wife, who doesn't get spanked. But I suppose after looking at it more closely it translates into my lifestyle, too:
Yesterday my husband noticed that the paint job I had done on our entrance stairs was showing some flaws (rust not being removed properly and causing further damage to the metal). In former times (before surrendering) I would have been going off at him about criticizing my hard work, but nowadays I know better. I realized that I had worked on the metal before we had some rain and had been under the impression that the metal was embedded in concrete at the bottom, but after heavy rainfall the 'concrete' turned out to be loose gravel and was washed away, revealing more rust... I explained this to my husband and thanked him for pointing my shortcoming out to enable me to do something about the situation and prevent further rust damage to the stairs. Truly, to me his criticism felt like a spanking and it's not easy to say thank you for it... But it's the right thing to do.

You are a good hearted woman my dear. Your point that a lecture or talking to can hurt more than any spanking is true. I am proud of you for taking it in the loving way it was meant, and fixing the problem.
Your setting an example here for all of us darling lady. Hugs

It's an interesting concept to thank one's HOH for spanking you. I've done it before but not often.

I do it every-time.

I am expected to thank Him after a punnishment. I think it's only fair I do after all the hard work He puts into protecting and loving me .

Very freaky story like it

Yes, I always thank my husband after he disciplines me. It happened tonight actually after he saw some of my candy wrappers at the bottom of the trash can (we are trying to eat healthy, but all that candy for trick-or-treaters was too tempting for me.) When he laid the belt down, I thanked him for loving me enough to care how I nourish my body and maintain my health. I thanked him for loving me enough to hold me accountable. I thanked him for loving me enough to spend the time and energy spanking me to deepen that bond. I always thank him while kneeling before him. It is very humbling, especially as tears are still running down my face and my voice is shaking, which only reinforces my role as his obedient and submissive wife.

That is so touching and sweet, I have teared up myself. Thank you so much for sharing with me. Hugs

I agree, yes i do thank my Owner, we too have more of D/s relationship, but in someways it is much the same. Near as i can tell the D/s life leans toward harder punishment than that of TiH. Please feel free to correct me if i am wrong.

But back to the question, not only do i thank Daddy, but i usually end up kneeling at His feet, while thanking Him properly.

Our is Christian domestic discipline more than Tih your right there are many different kinds, and many different ways even then. Good for you sweetheart

Jenna, I agree wholehearted with you. During all the years my wife spanked me, I hugged and thanked her for the canings.

Our relationship is more of a D/s than TiH but we follow many of the same guidelines. I do thank my Husband for all spankings He gives me... Punishment or Good Girl spankings. He told me from the beginning that was/is part of my responsibilities. Sometimes I forget to do it right away but I try to remember.

I know I am not perfect either. Then if we were perfect.............

Hee hee hee .......... I know life would be less fun or interesting

I do thank my boyfriend sometimes when he spanks me (usually after a few min). The one time I remember thanking him right away was when I got spanked with his hand, brush and paddle for taking all my frustrations out on him. I felt so bad for doing that. Thank you for posting this. Sometimes I forget he doesn't always like punishing me, but he knows it's what works for me. I adore him for being who he is.

You have excellent manners =). I had to learn to do this, I am so proud of you for knowing to do it! I know for me it is not always easy, and yes I often have to "settle" down a bit first as well.
Sobbing and thanking don't come out to well do they ~Smile