You all remember, Bertha, right? She's Hoss' favorite side kick from Spank-Nza (see how I did that there...play on words people with Spanking and Bonanza!) A trusty, stout bath brush that has a powerful swat that reverberates on my bum. Bertha has been with us through almost our entire DD journey, going on almost four years now. (Has it seriously been that long?)
She can be used for resets, when just the right amount of reminder is felt when I sit down.
She is mostly used for discipline, as it's the one sidekick of Hoss' that just does the trick. (Going with a bit of a Western themed post today obviously.)
She's a sure fire way to get this girl to listen to her man faster than any other implement in the arsenal bag.
Well, Bertha has a significant downfall.
Think LOUD! As in NOT something Hoss can use very often as she tends to be just THAT kind of loud. So unless we get up super early...think 5 am, than Bertha is replaced by a less satisfying more intense Lulu aka loopy john. Lulu has her own advantages. She's quiet even when I am not. Lulu is painful and I cannot handle her for long, but her biggest set back is she just doesn't have the same "impact" that sweet, old Bertha does. In other words, no lasting effect on my bum.
There....I've said it...I do have a fave.
I know many of you are doubting my sanity at this point. Just so you know, that's definitely in my thought process as well--sanity that is, but Bertha just has a way that makes me feel so right that the other implements just cannot seem to convey.
Anyone else ever have those types of thoughts? That one side kick fits the bill better than another?
Now, Hoss prefers to do a reset most nights and it helps me to sleep well. That man, knows his woman. It also puts to rest any issues we may have had during the day, but the things is, we cannot under normal circumstances pull Bertha out for that kind of a spanking. Nah, she's gets to be substituted with Lulu or Sid or some wicked plastic hanger. None of these implements are loud, so they are the obvious go to when our teens are still up. And we all know teens, they are always up!
When we first purchased Bertha it was simply to give her a try. She gave Hoss a great amount of versatility and a little went a long way. We knew she was loud though, but at that time we did not have teens staying up all hours like we do now. Thus, other implements began to spring forth to help us continue our dynamic if we could not spank first thing in the morning (which morning is still my preference as it's the best way to set the mood for the day.)
Bertha also has a way of leaving that, "Oh, I can still feel it," later in the day. A reminder, if you will, that Hoss expects me and I expect myself, to stay on task or to speak kindly to others, or whatever else Bertha was trying to remind me of that day. It's not abusive in any way, because Bertha and Hoss together can help to clear my head like no other. Those types of spankings are very helpful in relaxing my otherwise frazzled mind. It's also good to settle me when I am blowing it. I actually appreciate those spankings with Bertha more than I do any other. I have no idea, but I do consider her to be "an old, trusty, reliable friend," in our DD journey.
Now, is that what I expected when she was purchased? No, back then I just wanted to prove I could take it. Or maybe that I felt the need to give everything a try, because of some story/blog or other I'd read about it on Nah, I know I'd be hard pressed to explain any better than what I have above, but Bertha is what she is....a friend in all times.
I need to go show this to Hoss now, wish me luck, he may use Bertha more now, that I've explained how I feel! EEK!