Parents who appreciate recreational spanking (I mean, spanking each other, not spanking the kids!) have to be prudent about noise. Would the kids understand that mom and dad are just playing? And even if they did, wouldn't they talk about it with family or friends?
So, play-wise, it's a relief when the kids are away, visiting their grandparents during school holidays.
This summer, my wife decided on an interesting evening routine; and we did it again for the All Saints vacation. Some details evolve, but anyways here is about how it goes:
At about 9PM I'm called to the bedroom. By that time I have to have used the toilet and washed.
My wife sits on the bed takes me across her lap (or sometimes makes me lay face down on the bed) and takes my temperature rectally with a glass thermometer and Vaseline.
She leaves the thermometer to register for maybe 5 minutes while we discuss my day. This covers anything from work issues to home tidiness to nervousness, whether I've lost my temper, bowel movements, etc. It's a kind of confession, except that I have a thermometer in the rear.
My wife removes the thermometer, reads it and (often) cleans it at that moment. Then the spanking begins.
If I've been "good" the spanking is not really one and consists in little swats and pats, plus petting of the buttocks, thighs, hips, tickling of anus, perineum and genitals.
If I've been really bad, I get spanked with a hairbrush until my derriere is all red.
Average cases get a hand spanking.
If I'm nervous or I have bowel problems I may also be given an enema before or after the spanking. So sometimes bad behavior got me a red ass then an enema, kneeling butt up in the bathroom.
This "little chat" is most often followed by sex. If I have had a red butt, my wife often prefers getting on top.
In order to remind me of these evening sessions, my wife leaves all the equipment in plain sight near the bed: wide, square-backed hairbrush; thermometer in the Vaseline jar; cotton swabs and alcohol to clean it after use.
On week-ends, the session may also be applied at other times.