Yes, mouse was punished this week but as punishment it was decided that mouse should sit quietly and ponder her errors. Daddy worked and mouse sat considering what she had done wrong. Of course she knew where she veered off course.
We'd been busy a lot this week, as a result many of mouse's household tasks were neglected. Arrogantly she thought she could deal with them the next day, but when the next day proved equally difficult they again were pushed back. What mouse should have done was asked for help, guidance or whatever. Instead mouse decided not to.
Tearfully, mouse begged forgiveness. Daddy told her to wash her face and go to bed. This morning, he told her to put off writing until all the missed chores were completed. Now, this meant doing the same task numerous times, like since she missed two days of vacuuming she had to vacuum the house twice. It took a long time to complete it all.
In the end, it felt good. Not only was everything completed now, but it's all rather shiny. Lesson learned, trust Daddy if things get overwhelming and try harder to not fall behind.