Brenda had been anticipating the baby’s play date for weeks. She imagined Jimmy having a great time, crawling and waddling around with the other babies in their gorgeous frilly dresses, surrounded by other sissy babies. Brenda could see Jimmy’s excitement increasing as they approached the playdate. He looked around at the other adult babies, curious and happy.
The play date exceeded her expectations. They were all dressed up and ready to play, giggling and babbling; toys were passed around, diapers were changed, and everyone appeared to be having a good time. Brenda talked with the other mommies and aunties as the hours passed, but they started to notice the babies, one after the other, beginning to yawn. They tried to hide it at first, ducking their heads and such, but it was about time for the play date to end. She called to Jimmy, softly urging him to get his belongings because it was time to go home.
Jimmy, on the other hand, had different intentions. He pounded his feet and yelled an indignant “No!” His face grew bright red, and he hurled himself to the ground, thrashing around in a full-fledged tantrum. Brenda’s heart dropped. She knew he wouldn’t be overjoyed to leave, but Jimmy’s defiance caught her off guard.
Brenda took a deep breath and realized she needed to address Jimmy’s actions. She removed his nappy and carefully placed him on her lap. She spoke to him sternly but lovingly, stressing that his actions were unacceptable. On the other hand, Jimmy continued throwing tantrums and refused to heed Brenda’s directions.
“You need to learn a lesson!” Brenda was firm, and she paddled Jimmy’s bare buttcheeks. Everything came to a halt as the smack filled the entire area. “Behave like you’re my good boy, don’t be so naughty!” Mommy isn’t happy about it!”
Jimmy’s eyes welled up as Brenda set boundaries and asked him to behave himself.
Jimmy sobbed and sobbed, his body shaking. Brenda was hurt to see him sad but knew she couldn’t let him get away with such actions. Finally, when she was sure that he had grasped the lesson, she asked him if he would behave himself. Sniffing, Jimmy nodded and said quietly, “Yes. I am sorry, Mommy. It won’t happen again.”
Brenda assisted Jimmy to his feet and hugged him warmly. She gently brushed away his tears and explained that she didn’t want to reprimand him but that it was essential. She wished for him to develop into a well-mannered and respectable baby. She comforted him that the discipline she instilled was proof of her love for him and that it was her method of teaching him right and wrong.
Brenda grabbed Jimmy’s hand securely as they left the playdate, their closeness stronger than ever. She was confident that the lesson she taught him that day would help form his character and prepare him for the challenges ahead. She told him once more that her love for him was unconditional and that she wanted the best for him.