It's happening already, the days are becoming shorter and the leaves are slowly trading green for the fall hues they'll wear until they fall from the trees. Monday, we bid a very bittersweet farewell to all things summertime. Daddy grilled some steaks, while inside the house, mouse made an end of summer cake for dessert. What's the difference between the beginning of summer cake and the end of summer one? We don't put sprinkles on the end of summer cake.
It sounds incredibly silly doesn't it?
The upside is that because the days are growing shorter, and hopefully a bit cooler, mouse will again be basking in the warm glow of candlelight. Maintenance spankings continue; Daddy remarked recently that mouse benefits from them greatly. Much like the weekly enema helps as well. It seems to settle her mind in some odd way that mouse will only assume applies to none but herself.
Once the process is completed, there's a strong feeling that comes over mouse. Not like a lonely feeling, or something negative but this quiet feeling that is comforting. It seems to help as she does her daily chores. The best time now is the evening, which means a less noisy home. Even mouse has a bedtime that Daddy strictly enforces, deciding that part of her issues were caused from lack of sleep. It seems so simple! Staying up late and waking early, then going al day without stopping was bound to make mouse grumpy.
Daddy was right, as much as mouse sometimes hates to admit it. Of course when she mentioned it to him one morning after his morning oral service he replied with his standard, "I understand."
Which in this case is one those times that he only means that. He understands that he was right.
But the whole "I understand" can have so many meanings, but many things do.