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 46-50, F 35 Responses Oct 15, 2012

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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 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 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.

This is an excellent article Jenna. Did you realize all the hard work your HoH was doing on your own or did he explain it to you at some point? I'm impressed by how well you understand the stress, hard work, and planning that goes into being a HoH. Personally, I found it very hard to spank my wife to tears when we started our new roles. Knowingly hurting someone that you love and want to protect is not an easy thing.

I am very aware my HoH finds it unpleasant to discipline me even today. I always found it difficult to discipline the children. It seems reasonable that you gentlemen share the same feelings.

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

What if wives spank back?

Your cute dear.


They don't!!

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.

I agree too, but, because some of my past behavior had me rejecting my husband sexually, he sometimes displays dominance by reaffirming I'm his wife and will please him whenever HE wants. So on some occasions he has actually had sex with me afterward. Though he carries on his dominance the whole time and I am to obediently do as he wishes.

This is on rare occasions and is at HIS digression.

Admittedly it is easier to ''thank him'' afterward for this, but I thank him each time no matter what. A lesson I learned from my good friend Jenna. :o)

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.

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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


Yes I have! I say, ''Thanks! Thanks a whole bunch!!!''... then I rub my bum and walk away shaking my head. (Sometimes this is met with another spanking,,, if I'm not careful! lol)

Yes there is something about the tone in which it is said...

Well he should thank me too! I have to come up with all kinds of nice devious behavior so that I get spanked! You think it's easy being this adorable and naughty? It takes work! Work I tell YOU! I mean, I'm always good,,, but then he would be bored so I spice things up a bit!

So very kind of you to keep things lively dear.

Oh did I mention I held a contest...Your husband just won a horse whip for being the most patient of men....Hahahahahaha

I do what I can. :o) When I started this I found that I was just an angel. I never am rude or naughty. So I had to completely change so that my hubby would have incentive. I really am quite the saint. :o)

He wants to know when you're going to mail it to him! (He really did!! I read that to him! Darn YOU!!!!!!!!)

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I don't believe in DD but I respect my wife and the work she does

It is not for everyone. Every relationship is different.

I just think that it's wrong, you are a person, you had a childhood where you were told right from wrong, and that they prepare you for living as a grown woman, but as you said, everyone is different.

It is ok if you do not agree. I am good with that. I do not expect everyone to find our life style their cup of tea. It is what we believe, and is quite common to our church family. I find my husband respects me a great deal.
In my career I think people would be surprised however, to find that we live this way at home. I am quite confidant and intelligent.

If that is what you are, then I have no say. The one thing that bugs me is that parents are forcing there kids to do this (Not talking about Rachel). A few years ago, I meet a family where the kids were being forced to do this, and they never wanted to do this, they wanted to live a life of their own, but they said that the parents would disown them if they do. That's sick...

We did not force our kids in matters of their marriages we stay hands off. If they ask for advice I am careful to word things in a way that lets them know what choices they make are up to them.

I don't discuss their sex lives with them I feel this is just as intimate an issue and would not presume to intrude. I think they are all doing quite well with out interference from us. They were all very good kids and fairly easy to raise. I see no reason why they should be any different as adults.

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

I would thank him in more ways than one. :)

Some women, I have seen, put their HOH. on a pedistal thinking he can never mess up miss a step and he never stresses. Its nice to see an appreciative sub wife. My wife always thanks me after.

Thank you. I imagine you have a very loving relationship

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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You are a very rare woman but is there not some element of pleasure involved?smile

My husband has admitted he does enjoy the sight of my hinny. Only after I admitted how unbelievably awkward I feel sticking it out there to be disciplined. ~Blush

Yes but youre answer says you enjoy it or am I wrong?

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