One thing that’s came out since we rekindled our FLR/FLM is that Lady C is bit stricter and doing things Her way. However that hasn’t stopped Her from seeing a good idea and adopting it. In particular She was reading a series of FLR short stories. Most of these seemingly were total fantasy, but She did mention that a lot of the paddles had holes in them and that the men always appeared to be more afraid of them.
“Why do they have holes in them?”, she casually asked as we were going to bed. “Well the holes allow the air to pass through and not build an air cushion below the blade allowing faster speed at impact”, was my response.
“I want to see what it’s like with holes”, She said. “Now bend over and grab your ankles. This seemed to be a popular position in these stories”. So, I bent over and did as She commanded as She started to paddle my ass. Bent over grabbing ankles is a position that we have barely ever used, but She seemed to like it and even complemented me on the fact that I can actually get into that position.
Next morning as I was leaving for work, I said “You can have holes on two conditions: one – you choose a name for the paddle and two – you get a hole every time its used”. Ok, possibly a bit brave of me to tell Lady C how I’m going to do things, but nonetheless She let it pass.
I suggested a few names for the paddle, but the one She chose was F.L.R. – For Loving Reminders. To be used to remind us both that every use is to be done for the betterment of our relationship, never in anger, always with love.
Yesterday I finished work early and was able to do a bit of modification to the paddle. I drilled a hole, then thought I would drill some more. We now have a paddle with 5 holes, one hole for each year of marriage. When I showed Her the finished paddle She was very pleased with it and promised that She would be using it soon. So far, its not been used, but I’m not hopeful. Its not the best piece of wood and I’ve promised Her that I’ll make Her a new one made from a nice piece of wood such as beech, oak or maple. One that’ll have a nicer shape, one made with all my skill and love and engraved with F.L.R.
So if anyone knows where I can get a nice piece of wood, please let me know