"You've got to let it go."
It's odd, sometimes we just go on maintaining what we already have. There are times we decide to add more. Maintenance spankings or other things like mediation to keep things feeling fresh and exciting. Most times Daddy decides when things need to be shaken up. Sometimes, tho mouse will request more. More what? That's hard to answer. Probably it's simplest to say more control. More from Daddy, just like he sometimes wants or demands more of mouse.
He's never demanded mouse's passwords or anything, it's always been implied if he wanted them, he could simply ask. When mouse, annoyed, hurt and somewhat enraged offered them to prove somehow how submissive she was by handing everything online for him to control -- well it wasn't exactly expected. Sometimes when mouse does silly things like that Daddy will instantly just agree and implement the change. When mouse said she needed help organizing her day, Daddy was more than thrilled to help her. This was different because it gave him control of her 'downtime' in a way we've never done before. In the past mouse was always more or less on an honor system. Work first (blogging is considered a duty or job just like housework, cooking caring for the kids) play later.
Daddy gave mouse time. He gave her an out saying if she rescinded the offer he wouldn't mention it. But if she didn't, there wouid be no pouting, no complaints and if she abused his trust in anyway, the punishment would be swift.
It was a huge thing to be considered. There's freedom there -- if mouse goes to Daddy and asks to use the iPad, or computer, he'll ask why and determine if he feels its alright or a waste of time. Right now, if mouse wants to play Angry Birds she can just do it. If she wants to read blogs, or look at Pinterest, tweet..let alone read a book...
Well, we do own many books that aren't electronic -- she could always pick up a real book...with real pages snd read those. Knit...ya..she could do that too. A nice quiet activity that doesn't involve hurling birds with a sling shot at fortified pigs.
It came back -- how good she felt at the lake without the distractions -- after a serious withdrawal period -- it really wasn't so bad. But this isn't the lake. This is home...
Although she was tempted to use her "get out of jail card" she didn't and gave him her iPad. And she'll admit she shivered when he asked for her phone. Details were left to him on how much freedom mouse will be allowed and she's got to admit -- it's a big relief.
In the end, Daddy was more generous than mouse expected. He didn't change much, got rid of some apps he calls "time wasters" and he did change mouse's iTunes password, to prevent her from adding more time wasting apps. Oh and downloading more music he can't stand -- ha!
He added a thesaurus. Just what mouse always (
Totally love you Daddy!
Song Selection: Mind Games; John Lennon