My Mom's PaddleI remember the day my mom brought home the paddle and hung it in the kitchen. I was 12 or maybe just turned 13. Up until then my spankings were either with her hand or a wooden spatula.
She didn't go out looking to buy a paddle (at least i'm pretty sure she didn't). She bought it when she was antique shopping with my grandma. When she came home she called me into the kitchen and was hanging it on the wall when I walked in. I knew instantly what it was for and where it was to be applied. She told me that she had found it while shopping and thought that it would be more effective than the spatula since I was getting bigger.
She was very matter of fact about how she said it and then just went on unpacking the rest of the things she bought. I think she just wanted me to see her hanging it there to get my full attention. IT DID!
I had just been spanked the night before for talking back and not listening and I'm guessing that maybe she felt that the spatula wasn't getting the job done anymore. I don't know.
Anyway, it looks a lot like the paddle i put as my profile picture but i think it might be a little smaller and it looks a lot older. Pretty much the same shape though. I bet it had probably been in another home in the past and had probably been put to use.
So, after she brought it home it was mostly what i was spanked with from then on. I'd still get some hand spankings for smaller things, but she also started using one of my dad's belts more also.....i had made got a belt spanking before 13 like 2 times...usually the threat of the belt would terrify me enough to get me to start acting different.