PK has challenged bloggers to post an oldie, but goodie. This post was published on Monday, June 17, 2013. A lot has changed since then. It is a favorite of mine, but I had very few followers back then. So I do not think it was popular. However, because it was a true newlywed story of mine, I chose it for my first Throw-Back Thursday post. I am posting it late on a Wednesday evening. Enjoy!
The young bride wanted everything to be brand spanking new. The crock in the kitchen held the shiny new utensils. She never used them She loved the way they looked, tall, thick and strong. One evening she came back a little on the late side from a fun time with girlfriends. She put her key in the lock and opened the door. Her husband Jack stood at the kitchen sink with his back to his wife standing in the doorway. One of those wooden spoons was in his back jean pocket. He was standing directly in her line of vision.
No spanking was given to the young wife. The spoon was returned to the crock. She deserved a spanking, but it would be a long time until the sting of the spoon would be felt on her bottom. Sure, there were playful swats and playful spankings before lovemaking, but no paddling for her misbehaving or her sassy mouth.
Life was busy for this young couple. Babies, careers, vacations, illnesses, military deployments and such happened quickly and then the couple discovered the nest was empty.
Many decades slip by, and the couple is older and wiser now. Very much in love and willing to satisfy one another, they enter new territory. The wise husband says yes to beginning something new after he listens to "The Talk" presented by his very nervous wife.
Before the couple can really begin this new way of living, the husband makes a purchase at Target. No crock will hold this utensil. The shiny new wooden spoon will be placed in his dresser, ready and handy for use. All is well; his wife is ready and the wait will not be long.