A confirmed spanko, Master has always insisted that birthday spankings are to be taken seriously. It is a matter of seeing to one’s future. Skimping on the traditional birthday spanking leaves a person vulnerable to a rash of bad luck, in His very traditionalist view of things – an ill-advised failure to see to the future. His belief on the subject, by which I’ve lived for years, can be summed up like this:
Hundreds of years ago, spankings were given for each year of the birthday child's life. Beyond that number, a child received another spanking to grow on, one to live on, one to eat on, one to be happy on, and yet another spanking to get married on … It is the belief that the spanking is necessary to ensure good luck in the coming year. A birthday spanking assures good luck, and the more intense the spanking, the more luck one might expect …
Well, tomorrow is His birthday (He will be 62), and He is in the throes of His new found switchiness. It may be that it is the year for Him to be the recipient of a birthday spanking intended to assure good luck. We sure could use a "good luck" year after all that has happened in this last year. We are just under two months away from His scheduled shoulder replacement surgery, and good luck would be welcome with that as well.
I've always been on the receiving end of the birthday spankings around here. I've never actually given a birthday spanking -- it wasn't something that was part of the birthday celebrations for my children. T and I have gifts to give Him, and T has, of course, planned a wonderful birthday feast. We have plans to meet His son for dinner over the weekend, and that will add nicely to the festivities. So all that remains is to plan for and administer the traditional birthday spanking... This should be an event.