It was a fine Spring afternoon and the Smith household was a busy as ever. Mike was away on a business trip for the week and Kyle was busy at school. That left Caiden and Cheryl together most of the week. While Cheryl loves her little cubs to death, they can be a bit of a handful when one parent’s out. Today was no exception.
“Caiden! Come on, it’s time to go to the store to pick up some stuff for Kyle’s party!” shouted Cheryl kindly upstairs to where Caiden was playing.
Caiden came toddling down the stairs in a disposable diaper and green t shirt.
“Caiden Smith! I told you half an hour ago to put some shorts on! You need to listen better honey, we’re running late. We need to get this shopping done before your brother gets out of school.” rushed Cheryl as she grabbed a pair of khaki shorts off of the clean clothes pile on the dryer and helped her 3 and half year old toddler into his shorts.
“But momma….I dun wanna wear shorts…” whined Caiden as his mother continued to pull his shorts on.
“No Caiden, we’re going out in public. You’re going to wear pants and I don’t want to hear another word about it.” stressed Cheryl as she finished putting his pants on and then put his shoes on.
Kyle is having a birthday party this upcoming weekend and Cheryl was way behind on buying gifts and supplies since Mike wasn’t there to watch Kyle while she went shopping. The only time she would do it was when he was a school and that didn’t make it any easier since she had to watch Caiden during that time. Cheryl frantically went around the house grabbing stuff to get ready to leave. She grabbed the car keys, the diaper bag, some more diapers and changing supplies since the bag had to be replenished, and Caiden’s paddle just in case. The paddle has Caiden’s name painted on it, Kyle has one too. The paddles was rarely used on the boys, but it made for a great tool if they started acting up. If one of the boys started acting up all Cheryl had to do was pull the paddle out or mention it and they wised up.
Cheryl collected all of those items and compiled them into the diaper bag. She then went and grabbed Caiden and carried him out to the minivan.
“Mom…Mooser…Mooser…!” whined Caiden about his stuffed moose toy as his mother was strapping him into his carseat.
“*sigh* Let me buckle you in real quick and I’ll run in and grab him.” sighed Cheryl as buckled Caiden and ran inside to find the stuffed moose.
Mooser was a gift from Mike and Cheryl to Caiden last Christmas and now Caiden never leaves home without him. Cheryl looked around the cluttered nursery for a few minutes until she found it inside of a lego castle. She quickly ran downstairs and back to the car. She gave the stuffed animal to Caiden and got into the drivers seat and headed off.
Cheryl started driving down the highway with toddler nursery rhymes blaring on the radio while she was making a mental list of everything she needed for the party.
“Mommy, where’s are we goin’? asked Caiden as he cuddled Mooser.
“We just talked about that this morning Caiden.” explained Cheryl as she continued driving “We’re going to Paw Mart to pick up some supplies for big brothers birthday party this weekend.”
“Oh, otay.” replied Caiden as he shifted in his seat and filled his diaper from breakfast that morning “Can I getta toy today mommy! Can I? Can I?”
“Probably not today honey, we bought you a toy when we were at the store the other day remember?” asked Cheryl
“AWWww….but I wanna toy…” complained Caiden as he started to tear up.
“Ah, ah! Young man, that’s not how big boys act when they don’t get what they want.” lectured Cheryl as she pulled into the parking lot of the store “I’ll tell you what, if you’re good I’ll buy you a sucker before we leave. How’s that sound?”
“Otay mommy, dat sounds good.” replied Caiden as he perked up.
Cheryl parked the van and got out of the car and grabbed a cart. She pulled up to Caiden’s door and opened it and started to unbuckle him. As she was unbuckling him she smelled a foul stench coming from Caiden’s rear end.
“Caiden, did you go poopy in your pants again?” asked Cheryl frustrated as she pulled on the back of his shorts and diaper to confirm her suspicions. “You’re three and a half years old young man, you are more than old enough to tell me when you need to use the potty. *sigh* Come on, let’s get you changed…”
“But momma…I dun wanna wear undies and use da potty…I wike my diapees..” whined Caiden as he was laid down on the floor of the minivan.
“Well that’s too bad because you’re going to have to potty train before you start school soon so one way or another we’ll get you potty trained.” lectured Cheryl as she pulled his shorts down and got the changing supplies out.
“Nah uh, Ima gonna wear diapees for evah!” argued Caiden as he played with Mooser while Cheryl untapped his poopy diaper and stated to wipe him clean.
Cheryl giggled to herself as she realized that it was pointless to argue logic with a three year old. Cheryl finished cleaning him, slid a new diaper under him, powdered him, and taped him up.
“Alright, let’s get this shopping done.” said Cheryl as she stood Caiden up and pulled his shorts up and put him in the cart.
Cheryl grabbed the diaper bag and dirty diaper and closed the car door. The two headed inside as Cheryl tossed the dirty diaper in the trash on the way in. After receiving a warm greeting by the door greeters and Caiden was given a smiley face sticker they headed to the party aisle. Cheryl started to look at the various party decorations and party favors as Caiden played with Mooser in the shopping cart seat. Suddenly a toy airplane caught Caiden’s eye. It was one of the cheap little airplanes that went in a gift bag.
“Oh mommy! Mommmy! Can I pway with dat!?” shouted Caiden excitedly and pointing to the airplane.
“Yes, but we’re NOT buying it. I already told you we’re not buying a toy today. Understand?” asked Cheryl as she grabbed to toy to calm Caiden down.
“Uh huh.” replied Caiden as he grabbed the toy and started playing with it.
Cheryl continued shopping and putting various party items in the cart.
“Honey, don’t do that. We don’t want to break it.” warned Cheryl nicely to Caiden who was banging the airplane on the cart.
“Caiden! What did I just say?!” said Cheryl a little more sternly “Do that again and I’ll take the toy from you and you wont get a sucker when we’re done shopping.”
Caiden didn’t like being told what to do especially when it came to playing with toys. He waited a few minutes and started again.
“That’s it Caiden, I warned you.” said Cheryl as she swooped in and took the airplane from his paws “There will be no sucker either since you can’t seem to listen.”
“WAAhhhhh…” cried Caiden
“No sir! Perk up this instance or we’re going to have more problems.” warned Cheryl as she gave him a few minutes to calm himself down while she finished shopping.
A few more moments passed and Caiden was not calming down, but getting worse.
“I wants the airplane! I wants the airplane!…Wwahaaa….” cried caiden as he was starting to draw some stares from other shopers.
“OK, young man. We’re leaving now and when we get home you’re taking an early nap and you lost dessert for tonight as well.” said Cheryl as she headed to the check out line.
Caiden was now screaming his lungs out. Cheryl was so embarrassed, but she needed to get the supplies for Kyle so she stayed in line even with the stares of unsympathetic bystanders. She got to the front of the line and the cashier started to ring up her items. The cashier looked at Caiden and Cheryl and gave them a smile. The older gentleman had obviously either seen this before or had pups of his own and gave an encouraging smile to Cheryl.
After Cheryl paid for the items she headed towards the cart collection point by the restrooms to drop off the cart. Caiden was still wailing and now kicking the cart. The smile that the cashier gave Cheryl brightened her day a little and she felt like she could get through this temper tantrum.
“Alright big guy, let’s get you home for an early nap-EEP!” screeched Cheryl as she started to pick up the toddler when he bit her.
Caiden has had a stretch of biting other cubs recently and was dealt with severely each time so he wouldn’t do it again. Caiden knew that he had messed up as soon as he did it and almost automatically calmed down and gave his best apologetic eyes to his mother who was now furious.
“Im sowwy mommy…I’ll nevah do it’s again…” sniffled Caiden as his tail went between his legs.
“Caiden Alexander Smith, You are in BIG trouble young man.” said Cheryl sternly as she used his full name and grabbed the groceries and diaper bag and brought Caiden into the Family Restroom and locked the door.
Cheryl set Caiden down along with the diaper bag and groceries and sat on the toilet and pulled Caiden’s shorts down.
“Momma…what’s we doin’ here…I dun need tah go potty or a diapee change…” asked Caiden nervously as Cheryl pulled his paddled out of the diaper bag.
“NOOooo…! I dun wanna ‘pankin….Pwease momma! I’m sowwy!” pleaded Caiden as he put his paws on his diapered bum.
“Young man, I told you that you were in big trouble. You knew better than to throw a temper tantrum over a silly toy, and you ABSOLUTELY knew better than to bite. I’m going to tan your hide so you remember that this behavior is NOT acceptable.” lectured Cheryl “Now take off your diaper and come here.”
“No momma pwease…!” cried Caiden
“Caiden, I’m out of patients. If you don’t take your diaper off and come over here this instant, you’re getting double what I’m about to give you.” threatened Cheryl as Caiden reluctantly untapped his disposable diaper and slowly waddled towards Cheryl with his shorts at his ankles.
Cheryl picked up Caiden and laid him over her lap and began to paddle him.
“You *THWACK!* do *THWACK!* not *THWACK!* act up *THWACK!* like this *THWACK!* in public *THWACK!* or anywhere like this! Do you understand!? *THWACK! THWACK! THWACK!*” paddled Cheryl
“OW! OW! WWHAAHahaa…-OWIE! WHahHAhaha…” cried Caiden as his butt was turning fire engine red “I’ll nevah- OW! Doitagain!…WAsasAAghhGGhhh…”
“That’s right you wont *THWACK! THWACK!* and if you ever bite me or anyone else for that matter you can expect to get paddled like this, understand!? *THWACK! THWACK! THWACK! THWACK!*” continued Cheryl
“WWHAHhaha*sob* OW! EEP! WWHHahh….” cried Caiden as he clutched his stuffed animal “I be goods momma…!!! WWWhhhhaaaAAhh….”
“Good, now you go and put your nose in that corner over there and think about what you‘ve done” pointed Cheryl as she pointed to the corner of the room and stood Caiden up.
Caiden waddled to the corner wailing and rubbing his throbbing bottom while cheryl put the paddle away and waited five minutes. After five minutes passed she called Caiden back over and put his diaper back on and pulled his shorts back up. She picked him up and sat him in her lap and he dug his face into her shoulder still sobbing.
“I’m sowwy *hic* momma….*sob* I’ll be a g-g-ood boy…*hic**sniffle*” cried Caiden
“Shhh…Shh…it’s alright baby…I forgive you…Just calm down…” soothed Cheryl as she rubbed his back.
Caiden calmed himself down to just sniffles.
“There you go, that’s better. Caiden, I love you and I don’t like to punish you or spank you, but you need to learn to behave. I know that you’re a good, sweet, little man. Now, let’s go home and put you down for a nap.” said Cheryl calmly as she gathered everything and carried Caiden in her arms out of the bathroom and headed to the car.
“But momma *yawns* I’m not tired…” sniffled Caiden as he laid his head on her shoulder.
“I’m sure you’re not sweety.” said Cheryl as Caiden had fallen asleep in her arms before they even got to the car.
Draw by: paddedringtail
Caiden and story: tugscarebear
This was a weary nice story.