It's weird not working anymore. The first week home, mouse slacked off her duties with Daddy's approval. With Daddy's blessing, mouse took up knitting, downloaded a few books and over all just enjoyed it all. This week, her regular chores were back on her to do list.
So much of the week has been spent in cleaning, cooking and everything else that needs to be done. But Daddy is careful not to let mouse become too isolated. He encouraged her to brunch with her girlfriends and take time getting her hair done. The truth is that he wants her happy but he wants her there for our family.
So far it's working out nicely!
Recently, during a very public discussion with Vesta on her blog we discussed our lives and Dominant counterparts. Her owner seems very similar to Daddy and it's nice to be able to exchange our thoughts, since we are both in power exchange relationships. During our exchange, mouse recounted the story of this passed fall, when the trees needed pruning.
Our problem seemed to be what to do when our Dominant partners refused to act on a task. In our case it was pruning the trees, in her case it was painting the garage. In both cases, we asked nicely to do the task our selves. Yet we were both put off. In our case, Daddy just couldn't be bothered, and there is only a small window when it is appropriate to prune the trees. Still, mouse didn't want to nag him, she asked, he said he'd think about it or was too busy at the moment. Eventually, she asked him if maybe we should ask the landscapers to do it. He agreed to that at once and telephoned them the next day. In Vesta's case her owner insisted on helping, tho it took longer than Vesta might have liked, the garage was painted and her owner enjoyed the results.
Now this bugged mouse. Why pay for something when mouse was willing to do it? Was he afraid it wouldn't be done correctly? That he'd end up taking it over?
So this will end with a question. What should she do when Daddy is less than enthusiastic about a task, even when she offers to do the task herself? Obviously, she can't keep asking him, at least not without being accused of nagging, but what else could she have done?