Not Nearly Enough.

I don't know why, but spankings never 'took' on me.
All the spankings seemed to do was engender resentment. Though now, at 41 years old, I can see that perhaps I wasn't spanked enough.
What really worked on me that I didn't get nearly enough? 
Either one of my parents saying that they were disappointed in me, I think. 
It'd be a lot harder for me to be so damn stubborn and arrogant had I heard that more than I did. 

I'm not judging my wonderful but very human parents; just, knowing myself like I do now at least, it's pretty easy from this vantage point to look back and see what probably might have been more effective, that's all. 
afreimann afreimann
41-45, F
Jan 10, 2013