Saturday, July 28, 2012

I will remember to put things back after I'm done using them and be more responsible.

That's the sentence I wrote over, and over, and over, and over again last week.

Before we started DD, and I'd heard about the writing lines punishment, I thought that's got to be the easiest thing in the world. It definitely isn't.

Thankfully it isn't a punishment my husband uses often. But, when he does, it really isn't fun.

So, to make matters a little more fun for me, I decided to try and not number the sentences, start them at random points on the page, and basically make it a jumbled mess so that he would literally have to read the several pages of repeated sentences and try to count them/piece them together one by one to see if I'd even done them.

This, folks, is not a good idea.

Him: "Babe, how many have you done?" (asked about mid-way through)

Me: "I don't know, you'll have to count them."

Him: (glancing over at the page) "You need to be numbering them."

I ignored it, and kept writing along, making a jumbled mess of un-numbered sentences for him to read and decipher.

Him: "Babe, start numbering them or you're going to have to write more."

There's where my stupidity came into play.

I ended up having to write about 20 more than usual, which definitely sucked. Needless to say, the sentences were clearly numbered by time I was done, and my fun filled game was over. :(

But hey, at least my 1 year no spanking challenge is still going strong!

Moral of the story: If you're supposed to write lines, just write them. Don't turn it into a puzzle- your husband won't like it, lol.

36 comments:

  1. Ugh, I had to write lines as a kid and hated it! That's a great, I mean bad? idea Chels! If I ever have to write lines, I'll remember to not try such a temptingly funny, genius, um I mean bad, way of doing it. Luckily Jay has only talked about me writing lines...so far... ;)

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    1. Lol! You're lucky you haven't had to write them yet. Trust me, it's an extra boring punishment.

      -Chelsea

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  2. ha! that's the first naughty streak I have seen in you Chelsea! I HATE line, they are SO dull. I have had to write them twice, a thousand in total, and I thought I was going out of my mind.

    Good luck with your no spanking challenge
    C

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    1. Thanks! A thousand is a lot! I definitely don't envy you there. :)

      -Chelsea

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  3. LOL! Very clever. Maybe not a great idea, but very clever and funny. :)

    I also thought writing lines would be easy. In fact, when D suggested that as a punishment, early on, I told her, "Well, actually I think I'd *like* doing that." Never had to write a single line. Then, by mistake, I told her once I thought it would be helpful. The first time I had to write lines for punishment, I was shocked at how effective it was.

    I tried writing lines using lots of different-colored pens. You guessed it...I was sent to do them properly in one color. I wasn't nearly as creative as you were, though. :)

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    1. The different colored pens idea would be fun- at least the lines would look pretty!! But, my husband probably wouldn't tolerate that either, lol.

      -Chelsea

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  4. Chelsea how fun! I am definitely going to try this. I have only had to do set of sentences for swearing in the past and not recently.

    Now I want to have to do them jsut so I can try it.

    Oh wait- I don't brat...

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    1. Yeah, I don't "brat" either.

      -Chelsea

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  5. This *sort of* makes me glad that spanking is the only thing in our punishment repertoire, lol. Do you find that it's as effective?

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    1. I think it's good to "mix up" the punishments sometimes, based on the severity, so in that regard I think it's effective. However, I think writing lines would only be effective for a more minor offense.

      -Chelsea

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  6. Chelsea, Chelsea...what were you thinking? I know...rebellious spirit can get the best of us. Sending you a hug. Keep up the good work on the spanking challenge!

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    1. Thank you!! The challenge is going great. :)

      -Chelsea

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  7. I think I am really thankful Jack has never heard of writing lines. I also think that he is never GOING to hear about writing lines. :)

    Although if he ever did, I have a feeling I'd try to have as much fun with them as you did. And probably succeed just about as well!

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    1. Writing lines is really not fun, so if you never end up having to do them then you've totally lucked out. :)

      -Chelsea

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  8. I'm sorry you had to write extra lines, but it was probably worth the fun you had with such a boring task. I'm in agreement with Molly Rose; I'm not mentioning this type of punishment to my husband! Congratulations on keeping your spanking challenge going!

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    1. Thanks Joanie! I'll admit, it was kinda fun for a few minutes, but then it wasn't so fun anymore. :)

      -Chelsea

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  9. My husband gave me this punishment the other day. I thought I'd totally gotten off so easy, not so!

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    1. I thought so to the first time I heard about writing lines. It sounds easy, but it isn't.

      -Chelsea

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  10. Chelsea, I am glad you wtote this post. It is the only naughtiness I have seen in your blog. It helps me o know that someday we will have a sytong hold on DD like you and Clint do. Keep up the good work o. Your no spanking challenge. I have been learning (as much as I wouldn't want to admit) that the paddle is very effective on ridding one of undesirable behaviors.

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    1. Thank you! And yeah, I agree, the paddle is really effective.

      -Chelsea

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  11. Very funny and clever, I'll have to remember this! I hate writing lines and unfortunately I have had to do them a few times. My husband once said to me I could easily fill up a book (funny guy that he is). I sometimes also have to recite them out loud to reinforce the message - now that really sucks!

    Well done with the spanking challenge, keep up the good work!

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    1. Thanks Roz!

      Reciting them out loud is something I haven't heard of being used while writing lines before, but that definitely sounds awful. I would hate that.

      -Chelsea

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  12. I remember in middle school (called junior high in my day), I had a teacher that always assigned lines to be written. She usually assigned them for chewing gum or talking in class. The thing, that was so unusual, was she would accept what we gave her. All of us would agree to write lines for each other, anytime one of us was told to do them. If Mrs. M. would assign a hundred lines, she would receive twenty lines on five different pages in completely different handwritings. We could get them done lickedy-split. Too bad we in blogland, couldn't have helped you. Maybe we could all copy and paste and send it to your husband. LOL. My husband doesn't get on the computer except to play Spider Solitare or use the word processor. Thank God he doesn't get on and get ideas from other HOH. I print only what I want him to read :) -God Bless You and Yours, Belle L.

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    1. Haha Belle that is awesome! When I was in middle school/junior high they had a "writing lines" consequence also, but the teacher that handed them out never actually checked to make sure you wrote lines (she was a tad, um..lenient, lol). So, it was easy as cake. :)

      -Chelsea

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  13. When I first started reading this post I was very concerned about your "no spanking challenge". I think if I did something like that, my bf would escalate to a spanking for being bratty and rebellious. SOOO happy that you just had to write more lines. Good luck on going punishment spanking free!

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    1. Thanks Ash! I think, had I not stopped, it probably would have escalated into a spanking, but I'm thankful it didn't.

      -Chelsea

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  14. I believe if I had tried that I would have gotten a spanking. Good luck with you 1 year challenge!

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  15. I think I practically re-wrote the entire old testament of the bible in school. Writing is not fun!

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    1. Wow. Yeah, that definitely doesn't sound fun.

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  16. so glad to hear that your "no spanking challenge" is still going strong. I loved reading this post and laughed so hard. I have not had to write lines yet; however, I always hated writing them growing up and in school. I will probably laugh all the way through writing when I do have to write lines just remembering creative idea!!!

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    1. Lol! Thank you, I appreciate the kind words. :)

      -Chelsea

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  17. One of the things I had to do in school was write endless lines over and over in fancy script (I was taught with very old-fashioned penmanship methods). I had to do regular handwriting, fancy handwriting and calligraphy. By the time I was done my hand was KILLING me. But -- I did get really nice handwriting!

    I started assignining my older kids "dictionary discipline" for use of, shall we say, "colorful words". They have to look up and define, in writing, five different words that they could have used instead. Not only has this inadvertently improved vocabulary, but one day my son informed his younger brother, "You discombobulate me."

    It took me a while to figure it out....

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    1. Dictionary discipline is definitely interesting. I haven't heard of that before, but I'm sure it's effective!

      -Chelsea

      PS: I got your email- I'm pretty far behind on emails right now, but I'll respond as soon as I can.

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  18. Ha, nice try. :) Writing lines is soooo horrible. So I feel your pain. I can honestly say that I would rather get paddled hard than do a long-line writing session. And trust me, I hate and fear my husband's big padde. I guess that's why my HoH knows it's an effective way to correct my behavior. I once was so undone over a line writing punishment that I started begging him to "please just whip me". Well, after the third time I started whining, I got my wish....my husband took off his belt, and then about 20 minutes later I found myself writing lines again, only this time while sitting on a very sore bottom. In our house there is no questioning or protesting or complaining of punishments, or you find yourself punished for a second time. I should have known better. Needless to say, that was the last time I tried to pull that little trick, lol.

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  19. Me again...also what is interesting about writing lines,I think, is that I find myself really thinking about the misbehavior. My HoH uses a lot of verbal cues during spanking to make sure that I don't zone out and just focus on the pain and embarassment factor and not think about what got me in trouble in the first place, but even so, I sometimes find mysef focused on the spanking and getting through it. He is never one to hesitate to take off his belt or get the paddle if he needs it, but he is just as likely to use a non-spanking discipline and honestly now that I have been married for a while I can see why. They are effective.

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