I have this bad habit of questioning Mr H’s decisions. Not during a scene – but in our everyday lives, and in doing so I am challenging his authority over and over again. Let me give you an example..
On Monday it was frosty and we have 1 car (2 motorbikes) and Mr H tends to ride to work. When it’s frosty we leave the bikes at home and I drop Mr H at work (he starts before me).
So on Sunday he said ‘if it’s icy tomorrow morning I’m going to walk to work’
I responded ‘are you sure?’
Mr H just reminded me calmly that he had just said so and I should not question him. Now, my mouth can get me into trouble. Sometimes it acts before I have chance to really think, and as a result I sometimes say things that I really, really shouldn’t. This was about to be one of those times. I’d had just read a blog post where eye rolling was considered naughty (I wish I could remember where and who wrote it) and I happened to comment that it was a good job Sir didn’t punish me for eye rolling as his hand would be red raw…. this may prove to be a mistake on my part!!! Mr H has now started taking notice of the eye rolling..
On Monday afternoon sir messaged me to say he wanted to walk home. I simply replied ‘yes sir’
Mr H said he had noticed this and was pleased. I guess you can teach an old dog new tricks after all!
It is only a baby step of course, and I am sure that try as hard as I might I will still challenge his authority occasionally…