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He had given her a chance by waiting a few days to complain about the chores hoping she would resolve it on her own. That turned into a well-earned paddling, but in the grand scope of things, not the worst spanking she had ever had. Now it was time to make a complete and total adjustment to her behavior. When she was getting a bare bottom strapping at the age of 11, he held back a bit, but that was not going to be the case today. He bottom showed signs of the paddling with both of her cheeks showing a little purple, which was fine by him, that would make the whoopin all the more painful. The belt was lifted high in the air and he got to work on that attitude. He took that belt to her bottom like he had entered a contest. He wore her bottom out as hard and as fast as he could accurately swing, and she reacted immediately. She seemed to have forgotten how much a belt can sting because it took her just a matter of moments before the tears began to flow. Over and over that belt was brought down on her teen bottom, and unlike the paddle, he wore her entire ass out. He started at the top of her butt crack and worked his way down until he was at the top of her thighs. Once he was at the bottom he worked his way back up. He made this trip up and down her bare bottom close to 10 separate times and only stopped when her entire bottom was a mess of welts and marks. Never in his life had he spanked her twice in a row, nor had he ever spanked her this hard. But attitude that day had brought it about, so he felt no remorse for administering the discipline she had 100% earned. With the tears still flowing, he told her to get her pants back up and to get her red bottom into the kitchen. He warned her that if he heard one more stomp, one more clinking plate, or another word out of her mouth, then they would explore exactly what that paddle feels like on her bare bottom.