Let's get this out of the way...we spank our kids. Not a whole lot and not real hard but for select "offenses" we spank. The spankings are for things they have been warned about before, they get talked about afterwards and we hug and reassure them after the spanking.
So...moving along with the story.
We were in the car today, on our way home, and Sam committed a spankable offense. I told him he would be getting a spanking when we got home. A few days ago I warned that a spanking was coming if he did something again and he told me I would forgot by the time I got him. Awesome.
Anyway, we were close to home today so I didn't forget. We got home and he started crying saying he didn't want a spanking. He then proceeded to head on inside. When I got the other two in, he was standing in the kitchen kind of crying, pulling his pants up...telling me I didn't need to spank him because he already spanked himself.
Please know I was trying my hardest to stifle laughter here.
I asked him what he used (we normally use the spanking spoon). He used his hand.
I asked him to show me what he did. He pulled his underwear down and popped his bottom a couple times.
Again, stifling the laughter.
I'd love to tell you that I let him get off with no actual spanking...
Any of you guys have a 3 year-old who disciplines themselves?