Two days ago, I walked into the living room of my in-law's house and right there in the living room, was my father-in-law using a belt to spank/strap the bared bottom of my mother-in-law, who laid draped over the arm of the sofa. If you've read the first post, you'll know that I stood in shock and then quietly backed out and left the house. Jim was a few minutes behind me because he was getting the items from the car that we were going to drop off for his father. I convinced him that we needed to leave right at that very moment, and very quietly. I explained what happened on the way down the road, and assured him that his father's back was to me and his mother was occupied and neither saw me. Or so I believed.
He said that if neither of them saw me, then we'd go on as if we didn't see them. After all, why cause them any embarassment? I agreed. All was going to be okay.
Yesterday, Jim's parents came over for dinner at our place, to be joined by my parents and one brother, sister-in-law and niece. I was determined that I was going to pretend that I hadn't seen anything, that we weren't at the door, that the earth was flat and flowers grew out of toilets. After all,k I was pretending.
That worked until Jim's mother came into the kitchen where I was cutting an onion, and asked if she could talk to me privately for a moment. Jim came walking through, so he was given the task of onion butchering, while we stepped outside.
She wanted to let me know that she had seen me in the doorway and to apologize for any discomfort I felt. That was a humbling moment because I was so concerned about how embarassed I felt to walk in on the spanking, that I failed to think of how embarassed she must have been to be witnessed. She was the one that was spanked and she's worried that I felt uncomfortable! We stood and talked for a few minutes, and while I felt like covering my ears with my hands and singing, "lalalalalalala" loudly, I refrained out of respect for this woman. After all, she is one of the matriarchs or our family, she is a fellow DD wife, she's my husband's mother and my children's grandmother.
So we talked. Talked like two DD wives that share a particular bond. It was very surreal. I've always known she was a disciplined wife, but it was not something I've ever discussed with her. I've always known that Jim's brothers and brother-in-law discuss DD issues with their father, and the sisters-in-law have discussed the same with eachother, but that makes me wonder now, who my mother-in-law had to share these moments with. I hope she wasn't left all alone. I'm almost positive she wasn't but now I'm curious to find out who she had available to turn to for support. I think we need to have another talk.
This experience was a teaching moment for me. I learned a few lessons.
- There is obviously no age limit in Jim's family at which a wife is considered too old to be punished with a spanking.
- My father-in-law must have a lot of stamina, which takes my mind to another topic that I don't want to think about.
- For a woman in her mid-seventies, my mother-in-law has a very tight and shapely bottom!
- The ability to spank long and hard must be genetic and inherited from his father. Now, I'm curious to find out if his brother and brother-in-law have the same pre-disposition.
- Finally, this really isn't a lesson but more of a question: How does she manage to stay so still while he's strapping her bottom like he did?!?
P.S I'm sorry to those that were looking for details of the spanking, but I can't in good faith include them because she is Jim's mother and we all know how the spanking works - his arm raises, his arm lowers, his hand or whatever is in his hand lands with a thud or a splat on her bottom. She reacts. He repeats.