I'm Just Saying.....
Now that I have your attention…
I want to say thank you mom. Thanks for all the beatings you gave me growing up. Some I know I deserved and some, at the time, I didn’t think I deserved. But, in the end, I knew that everything I received was worth every strike of the belt to my ass.
This is the belt my mom used. Though I am 59, the belt is over 80 years old. I'm told is was used on my dad and aunt when they were kids. But, the missing colors of the belt can be found on my butt cheeks. I never bled, and I don’t think my mom tried to hurt me, at least that is what she says today. Love ya mom. In fact, the ass was the only place you hit me. Never on the legs, never in the face or any other part of my body.
I know that all my “punishments” were done to “put me in-line” so I would not go on the wrong path in life. For that I am internally grateful.
I am also grateful that you did not abuse me. You only punished me when I did something wrong, which seemed to be a lot. For someone who looked innocent when I was young, I was actually a devil of a child. Today I’m no Saint, but God only knows what I would have turned out to be.
To Mr. Peterson, there is no crime in punishing a child. The crime comes into play when there is physical harm to the child.