............. and let the rest of the world go by..............
The sun is shining, the birds are singing, but Jack and I are handling some big things here at our house. I am going to dance around the subject as it is no one's business but ours.
Grateful and thankful that we are doing ttwd............ the spanking part is fun or serious or necessary. However, I am talking about the leaning in, the communication and the teamwork of ttwd.
We worked together and when I hit a rough patch, Jack was next to me to provide strength, advice and stability. We would regroup and keep going steady and together.
On the third day, after a big day of decision making and many hours of work, we went to bed early. I climbed into bed next to Jack and just simply cried. I thanked him for his guidance and level headed approach, his steady plotting to steer us in the right direction. I thanked him for his calmness because when he was calm, I can mirror his mood and keep going.
On the fourth night of this situation, I went to bed, but was not sleepy. I just wanted distance from the situation we were dealing with for a little while. It would all be waiting for me in the morning. I opened the window letting in the fresh spring breeze. I climbed into bed and read my book. About half an hour later, Jack came in and walked right to the window. He began to close it as I announced that I wanted it open. He told me, as he latched the lock that the window would be opened again in about ten minutes. I glanced into his eyes and knew where this was going. "Out of bed, Meredith", he said and over I went for a stress relief spanking that was indeed earned and greatly needed. He spanked and talked about keeping my temper and my attitude in check. We still had miles to go before we could sleep as the saying goes. Bottom roasted and into bed I went. Jack opened the window and the sweet scent of the evening came in to cool off my rear end.
As the week went on, the whole process was taking its toll. By Thursday evening, we had still more to do, but were exhausted. On we went. Then this morning, I read Rosie's blog post about a drawbridge day. Read her post right here. Rosie's analogy is perfect......... no one in and sweetly, no one out!
I began to plan as only a loving wife on a mission can do. I would go to the store purchasing some goodies and favorites. I would spring my plan on Jack. We would have ourselves an open drawbridge week-end. I called a few people to move around times of some get togethers. Things are in place and we really need the time to regrouping, having fun and just being us. We will put all the issues we are dealing with aside for a little while and turn towards one another. Raise that drawbridge and let the week-end begin.
Thank you, Rosie for an idea shared from across the pond!
Have you ever had a drawbridge week-end? Share!