This incident takes place a few years ago when before Caiden was even born. Things in the Smith household were going pretty steady for the most part. Mike was really liking his new job and Cheryl was enjoying being a stay-at-home mom with her little munchkin. Well she loved being at home with him most of the time. Kyle is in full blown toddler mode at almost three years old and while he can be adorable most of the time, there are those ‘terrible twos’ times that also come with it. Aside from the occasional temper tantrum, Kyle has had a real problem with taking things that don’t belong to him. At first it was just little things like taking daddy’s keys or mommy’s phone without asking. Then it escalated when Cheryl and Kyle were at the store the other day. Kyle really wanted a candy bar and his mother said no. Kyle decided to take it anyway and put it in his diaper. Unfortunately for him, his mother found it during a diaper change in the car after they left the store and scolded him right there on the spot. After she cleaned him up she brought him back into the store so he could apologize to the manager for stealing a candy bar. Kyle was then taken back to the car and given his first ever spanking. Cheryl took off his diaper and gave him five firm swats for stealing and disobeying. She then warned him that if she caught him stealing again, that she would paddle him.
That brings us to this incident. One Summer day, following his afternoon nap, Kyle was craving a cookie.
“Momma, can I has a cookie?” asked Kyle as he toddled over in just his diaper and t shirt since he just woke up from a nap.
“Not right now sweety, I’m going to start dinner soon. You can have one for dessert though. Go and play for now.” answered Cheryl as she was at her desk typing away on the computer.
“OK momma…” sighed Kyle disappointingly as he walked back through the kitchen.
Kyle looked up at the cookie jar that was on the kitchen counter.
‘I can climb up there and reach that without mommy knowing’ thought Kyle as he carefully climbed onto the counted.
He scooted his way across the counter and grabbed a couple of cookies out of the jar and started eating them. Things were going according to plan as his mom had no idea what he was up to and Kyle was getting the cookies that he wanted. Kyle shifted a little bit to get more comfortable on the counter when he bumped the shelf that the cookie jar was on and knocked it off.
The jar fell right next to Kyle and there were glass shards and cookies all over the counter and floor.
“OMIGOSH! What happened in here!? Are you ok!?” panicked Cheryl as she ran into the kitchen when she heard the glass break.
“I’m fine momma. Ima jus eatin’ a cookie.” replied Kyle unfazed by the jar that just broke next to him as he ate his cookie that he grabbed earlier.
“…and just what are you doing eating a cookie on the counter?” asked Cheryl as she picked up Kyle carefully and set him safely down away from the glass.
“I wanted a cookie so I cwimbed up and gots one.” admitted Kyle as his mother took the cookie he was eating and threw it away.
“Uh huh, and what did I tell you not just five minutes ago about eating cookies?” asked Cheryl frustratedly
“…To not eats any cause dinner will be soons….” replied Kyle quietly
“Uh huh, and what did you do?” interrogated Cheryl
“I-uh…climbeded on the counter and stoles and eated cookies…” replied Kyle
“So instead of listening and obeying me, you decided to steal and disobey? On top of that you did a very dangerous thing by climbing up on the counter. You could have fallen or even cut yourself on the broken glass. I’m very disappointed in you Kyle.” lectured Cheryl as Kyle’s lip quivered “What did we say would happen if you were caught stealing again young man?”
“I’d getta ‘panking with da paddle-…No momma pwease dun ‘pank me!” cried Kyle as his mother took his paw and started to drag him to her room.
“That’s right young ma, I warned you what would happen. I thought that you learned your lesson the last time I spanked you, but apparently not.” lectured Cheryl as the entered her room and she shut the door.
“Pwease momma….I’ll nevah steal again!….I dun wanna ‘panking….” pleaded Kyle as his mother pulled out the paddle and set it on her bed.
“I’m sorry baby, but you knew better and I warned you last time what would happen.” said Cheryl as she pulled Kyle’s diaper down and pulled him over her lap.
“Ima good boy momma! Pwease! Give me antoer chance!” pleaded Kyle as he was pinned to his mothers lap.
“You are a good boy baby, but you need to learn not to steal. I’m sorry, but you’re out of chances. Next time you think about wanting to steal you’ll remember how much this spanking hurt and you wont do it. I love you and I don’t like to spank you, but you need to learn. This hurts me as much as it hurts you.” explained Cheryl as she swatted his bare bottom with the paddle.
“OWOWOW! Momma…wahahaaaa….” cried Kyle as the first three swats landed with a sting.
At this point Kyle was bawling and kicking his legs as those stung just as mush.
“We’re almost done big guy.” soothed Cheryl as she landed the final four spanks
“WWHWHHWAAAA….” bawled Kyle as his mother picked him up and stood him in the corner.
“Now you stay here and think about what you did, while I go and clean up your mess.” said Cheryl as she went back downstairs to pick up the remains of the cookie jar.
Kyle stood there rubbing his fire engine red butt and sniffling.
About 5 minutes passed and Cheryl went back upstairs and pulled Kyle’s diaper up and picked him up and sat him on her lap.
“Baby, I don’t like punishing you, but you need to learn that stealing and disobeying is wrong. Not to mention you could have gotten really hurt today and I don’t want that to happen to you.” cuddled Cheryl as she rocked Kyle
“I-i-mmm sowwy m-momma…” sniffled Kyle as she hugged her tightly.
“I forgive you big guy.” embraced Cheryl as they rocked together until it was time to make dinner.