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One of our rules is that I cannot, for any reason be late for anything.  This is extremely difficult for me as I have never put much importance on being on time and consequently have never learned those necessary time management skills.  Husband cannot fathom how I can be consistently late for everything and has decided this needs fixing immediately.

I was driving to work recently, when I realized I had forgotten my thermos of coffee.  I work nights and am a bit of a coffee addict so I rationalized that going back to get my coffee would be better than risk falling asleep on the job or spending the night with an intractable headache.  I called home to let Husband know I was coming back and when he didn’t object, I thought I was in the clear.  I arrived at work 4 minutes late but with coffee in hand.  I sent him a text letting him know that I was a smidge late but that it would not affect my time sheet.

I came home that morning and went to sleep. I had to get up early to go to an appointment that afternoon.  I had been hoping for a snowstorm so I had a reason to cancel, but unfortunately there were only a few flurries falling from the sky. I decided to fix myself a bowl of cereal before getting ready.  Husband mentioned that maybe I should get ready first, but thinking there was nothing amiss, I decided to ignore his suggestion and eat first.

Was he watching me? Something seemed to be different but I couldn’t quite verbalize what.  There was an expectancy in the air but he was not revealing anything.  I went upstairs to shower.  I jokingly yelled downstairs that my snowstorm was late.

He said “Oh like you were last night?”

I laughed and said “well I had to have my coffee, and I did call home, and at least I was honest about it…I didn’t have to tell you…that should count for something ya know…and besides I was on time the first time (I had gone in early to help out but they had scheduled too many people and sent me home).”

He was up the stairs in a flash.

“Get on the bed”

My heart crawled up into my chest.  He grabbed the paddles as I got into position on my knees and elbows, my ass exposed in the air.  He hit me hard and fast with the smaller paddle.  When I wriggled he placed the paddle on the small of my back and told me to be still.

“I thought I told you never to be late.  This will not happen again”

“Bu-bu-but I was honest, doesn’t that count for something?  You would have never known”

“Your honesty is expected, not something you get rewarded for.  And I did know” he said as he continued to smack my bottom.  He paused and I realized he was switching paddles.

He told me to put part of the bed sheet in my mouth.  “I don’t want to hear you” he growled as the large paddle hit my flesh.  I tried not to cry out but it was impossible. I squirmed and writhed.  Again he put the paddle on my back and warned me not to move.  “This is for making light of the situation. You will take this seriously.”

“Yeeessss” I cried through the sheet in my mouth.  ” I will, I’m sorry”. The paddle cracked my ass hard, over and over. The pain was overwhelming.

He picked me up by the back of my hair, laid down beside me and put my mouth on him.  He now had the crop in his hand.  I stopped for a moment and looked up and him.  ” I was just playing around, trying to be silly. I wasn’t trying to be disrespectful.”

“Keep sucking” he said as the crop hit my ass.  “It is a sore subject and I don’t appreciate you joking about it.” He spanked me hard as I gave him release.

I put my head on his chest and whispered “Thank you.”

I realized I had very little time to get ready for my appointment and hurriedly showered, did my make up and hair and got dressed.  It would be terrible to be late immediately after receiving a spanking for being late.  And I knew he wouldn’t care if he was the reason for my being late.  I remembered that he had suggested that I get ready first.  I realized I should have listened to him.  With no time to spare I ran downstairs and grabbed my phone on the way out the door when I saw the message. “I am sorry, I am going to have to cancel our appointment today.”  Relieved, I showed Husband and we laughed together.  I snuggled up next to him, thankful to have some extra time together.