Sweet Jesus and hamburgers! I swear only mothers from this generation had to learn this from an older generation where there was more strictness. If I'm punishing a child, I would NEVER do such a terrible thing like that to them. It's just too harsh that it's not a good way to discipline anyone. 😓😞😣😭
What a beautiful picture. While standing submissively at attention the two girls can closely watch the bottom of their sister turning red. They know what's in store for them , but they don't run away , knowing they have deserved their punishment. The beautiful mother must have a firm and experienced hand for the spanking and no doubt it will hurt. I imagine that after the punishment ,the three girls have to stand faced to the wall in the same position , pants sill down for two hours.
Those dresses - sky blue with white trim at the arms an collar - are exactly like the girls used to wear at my catholic primary school in the 1970s (I left in 1979). Corporal punishment was rare, especially for girls, but I know one or two got it regularly at home, and I have a delicious memory of Emma slippered in front of the class aged 10/11. Ah, the 70s - a golden age!