Monday, April 01, 2013

Interesting Conversation



Yesterday we were at my in-law as usual for Sunday lunch.  Nick has a big family, but yesterday there were only about fourteen there.  Nice Sunday lunch, pleasant conversation afterwards.  As usually there were several conversations going on at once and I wasn’t paying attention to them all when I suddenly heard,

“Well the belt is the most effective.”

“I don’t know a spatula works pretty well.”

“I think the wooden spoon or a switch it the best.”

“A paint stick is usually pretty effective.”

They were talking about disciplining children and they were mostly laughing so I’m guessing that they were discussing their own youth since no one there actually has little ones right now. I chose at that time to wander into the kitchen rather than give a lecture on the merits of leather over wood and the evils of cane or switches. But had I wanted to, I sure could have spiced up the conversation!

Written by PK at 5:30 PM

40 comments

40 Comments:

At 4:53 AM, Blogger Bas said...

Are you sure they were talking about children?
That's usually not a laughing matter.

If you still would like to give that lecture: We are all ears!

 
At 5:25 AM, Blogger an English Rose said...

Omg Pk. I couldn't have kept my mouth shut, lol
love Jan.xx

 
At 5:35 AM, Blogger Roz said...

Oh goodness PK, I bet that got your attention! Must have been tempting to join in the conversation!

Hugs,
Roz

 
At 5:55 AM, Blogger bob said...

Did you choke or spit up your coffee when you heard that?

Bob

 
At 7:30 AM, Blogger Faerie Wings said...

Good thing you found out what they were referring too before you jumped into that conversation, lol.

 
At 8:08 AM, Blogger Paul said...

PK,
You hear the strangest things at Easter lunch.
Love and warm hugs,
Paul.

 
At 9:18 AM, Blogger Terpsichore said...

That would certainly have caught my attention! :-)

 
At 9:30 AM, Blogger Christina said...

Wow! Lol

 
At 10:02 AM, Blogger Minelle Labraun said...

See this is where I would have said something impulsive and tongue in cheek....maybe because of a relaxing glass of wine.

Glad you held back! LOL

 
At 10:45 AM, Blogger ronnie said...

Hearing that would have got my attention.

Love,
Ronnie
xx

 
At 11:04 AM, Blogger Ami Starsong said...

You have more backbone than me to just walk away like that. I would have leapt in with my big mouth and earned myself a session with everything they were talking about!

Hugs

Ami

 
At 12:37 PM, Blogger Tiffany said...

how funny smiles

 
At 2:30 PM, Blogger Viola Di Marzo said...

Wow, I would have turned all shades of red!
LOL

 
At 2:31 PM, Blogger Stormy said...

Geez...I'd have freaked out a little! And yes, I'm sure you could have spiced things up in that conversation!

 
At 2:57 PM, Blogger sunnygirl said...

I have to say I would rather it been about adults, thinking of children being subject to those implements makes me cringe. Just saying.

Interesting conversation though and I definitely would have piped up with my take on things. Hubby would have been steering me away, I am sure.

 
At 3:05 PM, Blogger TL Bucko said...

Wow. I bet you could have added a lot to the conversation.

 
At 5:08 PM, Blogger Rogue said...

You walked away from an implement conversation?!? :)

 
At 7:40 PM, Blogger Cat said...

LOL PK...I'm with Rogue...how could you walk away from an implement conversation? Could have had a very fun and interesting discussion! ;)

Blessings,
Cat

 
At 9:09 PM, Blogger PK said...

I think that they were all laughing about what they had survived as a child. I know them all well and a couple of swats on the butt or a pop with a wooden spoon was about as serious as it got.

 
At 9:10 PM, Blogger PK said...

Jan,
I don't think this is the crowd I want to discuss it with, LOL!

 
At 9:12 PM, Blogger PK said...

Roz,
I doubt any of them wanted to hear what I had to say.

 
At 9:13 PM, Blogger PK said...

Bob,
Lets just say I'm glad I wasn't drinking anything at the time.

 
At 9:17 PM, Blogger PK said...

Faerie,
It would have been so much more interesting if they had been talking about my type of spanking.

 
At 9:18 PM, Blogger PK said...

Paul,
I sure did this year.

 
At 9:18 PM, Blogger PK said...

Terps,
I think any of us would have had our ears perk up.

 
At 9:18 PM, Blogger PK said...

LOL! Exactly!

 
At 9:20 PM, Blogger PK said...

Minelle,
I guess it's a good thing that sweet tea is as strong as it gets up there.

 
At 9:21 PM, Blogger PK said...

Ronnie,
Wish I'd had some of you guys there with me.

 
At 9:22 PM, Blogger PK said...

Ami,
Now me, not around Nick's family - maybe mine, but not his.

 
At 9:23 PM, Blogger PK said...

Tiffany,
It really was funny.

 
At 9:24 PM, Blogger PK said...

Viola,
I didn't do that, I was more tickled and just didn't want to laugh in front of them.

 
At 9:27 PM, Blogger PK said...

Stormy,
Knowing that they are as vanilla as they come, I knew they weren't talking about anything good. It would have spiced it up, bit I don't think they care for spice.

 
At 9:35 PM, Blogger PK said...

Sunny,
I remember my dad and my uncles joking about granddad's hair brush and belt being use as discipline, normal I would imagine being raised in the 30's. Not something I'd want to see happening now, but they did survive!

I don't think Nick heard any of it.

 
At 9:36 PM, Blogger PK said...

TL,
Well it would have been a different take for sure.

 
At 9:36 PM, Blogger PK said...

Rogue,
I never would have with you real people - but not these folks.

 
At 9:42 PM, Blogger PK said...

Cat,
I'd have pulled out a podium if I thought they would have listened!

 
At 11:21 PM, Blogger Blondie said...

Good thing I wasn't around, I would have had to double dog dare you...

 
At 11:23 PM, Blogger PK said...

Blondie,
Okay, now THAT might have been fun!

 
At 1:42 AM, Blogger Renee Rose said...

That's the sort of scene where I'm sure I'd embarrass my self by staring too intently, blushing and starting to quiver all over!

 
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