Deterrent

Let there be no doubt that our mother could spank a child with such strength and sting it’d be a while before you felt OK about sitting again.

But usually, when my sisters and I were overly rowdy/sullen/disagreeable she made us put on our rubber boots and run laps around the vegetable garden.

The awkwardly painful flap-flap-flapping of galoshes against calves was enough to ensure compliance from the three of us for about a day and a half.

About Carrie

Writer by day, writer by night. Urban farmer/dog mama/baby mama/bicycle enthusiast/oenophile the rest of the time.
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1 Response to Deterrent

  1. Penny says:

    Your mother is a wise woman!

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