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Back Where I Belong (3 of 4)
Series: See Jonah Run
1. How many of you have ever had at least one spanking in your life? How many of you remember the first spanking you ever got? I do. In fact, the first spanking may have been the worst one.
2. I was four years old. We were living in Tampa, Florida, and we went to church one Sunday and back in the day when you turned four years old you left pre-school and you went into big church, so I was going for my very first Sunday into big church. My dad looked at me and before we went in said, ''Son, do you need to go to the restroom?'' I said, ''No, Daddy. I don't need to go the restroom.'' He said, ''Okay. We will not be leaving after church starts. We are going to stay through the entire service.'' I nodded my head and walked in.
3. After the singing, the preaching began and it didn't take long for this four year old boy to get very, very bored. I looked up at my dad and said, ''Dad, I've got to go to the bathroom.'' My dad looked down at me and said, ''We aren't going to the bathroom.'' I said, ''Dad, if we don't go to the bathroom, I'm going to wet my pants.'' He looked at me very sternly and said, ''Son, you don't need to go to the bathroom.'' I looked at him and said, ''Daddy, if I don't go I am going to wet my pants.'' He then said, ''Son, you really don't want to go to the bathroom.'' I said, ''Dad, I really do.'' He shrugged his shoulders and said, ''Okay.'' He took me to the bathroom. I was as happy as if I was going to a store to buy some candy just to get out of that boring service.
4. Dad never said a word going home. When we walked into the door, Dad grabbed me by the hand, walked me into his bedroom, pulled off his belt and quickly reminded me why I never did like his belt. When he finished, he said, ''Do you know why I whipped you?'' I said, ''No!'' He said, ''It is not because you had to go to the bathroom. It is because you lied to me and disobeyed me, ...
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