Good Monday Morning friends! Saturday was Valentines Day so mouse was shocked when Daddy came home on Friday with a bouquet of Tulips. Saturday was actually quiet for us, we just stayed home, watched a movie Doctor Zhivago on DVD. For dinner mouse cooked a favorite special meal for Daddy. Also made a special heart-shaped cake -- red velvet cake with cream-cheese frosting naturally.
We talked a little about the past week, how at least on the blog Friday's are becoming a punishment recap day. Daddy gave his thoughts on that, which mouse found interesting, he brought mouse into his study to look at the demerit booklet he keeps.
It seems whenever he has a lousy week, he lets the punishment go -- it's not that mouse doesn't accrue demerits, she usually does. It's that he doesn't feel comfortable holding her accountable for them because his mood is already bad. He said he couldn't be completely sure he was being fair. Fairness is important to him. He also pointed out that mouse almost never receives demerits on Thursdays Fridays or Saturdays. Given what he said earlier about his mood affecting the demerit count, mouse asked if that was part of it? Was he going easy on mouse since she's just been punished?
He actually laughed at that idea and said no. He went on to say that mouse can be rather child-like. Children, he pointed out, are often on their best behavior the days just before Santa comes -- then they let go later. Daddy finished by saying he likes the idea of punishments carried out on Thursdays, adding that daily punishments might be more difficult for mouse to handle.
Sunday turned out to be an errand day for us, which kept us out most of the day. When we finally returned home, Daddy had work to do in his study and mouse had things to do for the week. We ate a late lunch or very early dinner, so mouse fixed a snack for everyone to enjoy, but also reflected a bit on our talk about the punishments. Lost in thought mouse also thought a good deal about the recent punishment. Yes, it crosses her mind whenever she sits but beyond that -- really sat still and pondered how mouse can really try to change her ways. Being held accountable helps, but she feels she's not really doing her part. Maybe that's why the punishment last week was hard to cope with.
Daddy broke her fierce concentration by calling her name. It was time for bed. Well, not really bed, exactly but time to go upstairs. Much later after some use, mouse just pushed aside the thoughts and just peacefully slept. This morning is going well so far and mouse feels very energized about the coming week.