Saturday, January 5, 2008

Old Fashioned Spanking



I think this is really cute, but I wonder about the initial caption. Would they really have been spanked for not eating the cake?

And why didn't the little brother get spanked too? Oh, I know! It's setting up a scene where the sister spanks him. It's only fair.

3 comments:

Dr. Ken said...

I think the opening caption is just a case of a writer being too clever for his own good. Obviously he's playing off of the "damned if you do, damned if you don't" saying, but didn't really think the results through like you did.
As for why the little boy didn't get spanked--if you'd been attention (ahem!) when the cake falls it hits the boy on the head, so the mother can't tell that the boy has been eating the cake, too.
And if you want to believe there's a later scene where the sister spanks him.....you go right ahead....except her mom would probably catch her, or the boy would run and tell his mom, and then the sister would get spanked AGAIN....something she probably hopes to avoid...

Dr. Ken

Dr. Ken

Iris said...

I suppose you're right, Dr. Ken. But there has to be some retribution for the boy. He was just as naughty, and fair is fair. Someone has to spank him!

Dr. Ken said...

Iris--

In that case--who spanks the dog?

Dr. Ken