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!