Last night, Daddy called mouse into his study, it had been punishment day, and yes, there was some angst in mouse. He told her efforts had not gone unnoticed by him. The demerits accrued were few and he explained them to her, so she'd understand why she would be punished and asked her what she could have done differently to avoid the demerit.
We talked for a while, then he went to the wardrobe and pulled out the leather strap and cane. He had mouse bend over his desk, and lift her skirt. This was punishment, he struck her several times with the strap, before switching to the cane. After he held mouse and spoke gently again discussing the nature of the punishment, for which mouse genuinely thanked him.
After the punishment, he said it was already rather late, so we went upstairs to bed. He watched as mouse went through her bedtime routine, as he does each night. He used mouse the way he wanted and soon we settled with him snaked around her body in that familiar way.
As we talked the subject of the blog came up, as it often does and he said how proud he was of the last several posts. In those, mouse has displayed some genuine introspection and realizations he felt were useful to us both. He went on to say he enjoys it immensely when mouse uncovers things or truths about her own submission and shares it in the blog and with him. Especially when they're things she hasn't exactly talked about to him before in any detail.
The feelings swelled within mouse and it made her feel, despite the punishment just a couple hours before, this blog is still useful to us. He never has placed a deep restriction on what mouse writes about. If its something sexy, he doesn't mind it. But these last few posts he said he learned something about mouse -- he felt was there but wasn't sure about. The striking need for approval completely made sense to him -- and had led to a long discussion with other things not mentioned in the post. Things mouse finds difficult or too unimportant to discuss or dwell on.
It really made mouse feel good, but at the same time she wondered about what her next weeks posts will be about. In the end she does want to please Daddy.