It's true, lately we've been very content together. We combine our parts into a well-oiled machine. This is all working well for us. There's this weird blanket of peacefulness covering us now.
When it happened...maybe the final part was the diapers...the final piece of whatever that mouse needed to lose. But something happened inside of mouse. The more she gave, the freer she felt, the more contained she felt, the more she looked to Daddy to guidance, to seek his counsel, the happier she felt (he loves that part too). A friend recently brought up some political news to mouse, and to be honest, mouse truly had no clue. The truth was, she also didn't care. All interest in that subject was gone. If there is something she needs to know, she will simply ask Daddy what he thinks about it...
Wait!? Really? Well, actually yeah. Yet, mouse can't explain why she feels that way, or at least put into words. It's a great conversation starter and getting his take on something, might inspire mouse to look into it more -- whatever it is.
Sunday evening we went through the weekly ritual of arranging clothing. Daddy meticulously went over mouse's schedule for the week. Then he made notes and arranged her hangers, the outfits she'll wear during the week. He likes mouse dressed nicely for dinner and it makes mouse feel pretty to do that. Actually, he insists and mouse likes that he demands it so.
Evenings are still mouse's favorite time, after cleaning up the dinner dishes, mouse sits quietly at Daddy's feet. Then mouse will sometimes bring up house issues or things that need to be done that require his hand. He'll sometimes need to talk to mouse about his day, which mouse will just nicely listen to him. Mostly he likes mouse close and there's really few things mouse likes better.
The truth is we both have a strong commitment to our relationship and all the parts that make it work. Daddy could have the most horrible day, come home and feel the world fall away, but mouse helps with that. Our home should soothe him, and be his refuge. And it brings happiness to give that to him.
It works that way for mouse too. If the day seems like nothing's going right, making little things right for him helps center mouse. He, without realizing provides a ballast for mouse. It calls her home.