No Stranger To Mouth SoapingSeeing the logo on this topic brought it all back to me with blinding clarity.
Mom kept a bar of Ivory soap in the dish at the kitchen sink and another in the upstairs bathroom. My sisters and I got our mouths soaped for foul language, back talk and sass. A mouth soaping was followed around 99% of the time by a bare bottom spanking. If in the kitchen we were made to bend over the counter for the yardstick or a wooden spoon (or rubber spatula or some other wicked kitchen utensil). If we were upstairs we'd be dragged to our bedroom for a dose of the hairbrush. We were not allowed to rinse till after we'd been spanked. I don't think a spanking was always in order before I was soaped but because of the way I would refuse to open my mouth and try to twist away it was always given for disobedience after. I knew I'd get spanked because there was no way I was willingly going to open my mouth and let Mom stick that bar in there. She'd grind it against my teeth and the taste would linger forever. I'd often get my face slapped to till I complied.