Thursday, January 10, 2013
His resolution, my ass
He told me a few days into the new year that he had made a resolution - to beat me more. Apparently that is an entirely too ill-defined resolution though. So he decided to have a systematic way of addressing his goal - he has systematic ways for lots and lots of things. His system is to cane me daily - the number of the date being the number of thwacks. Any days missed will be made up, cumulatively, on the first day possible. So - when he's out of town for three days, for example on the 9th, 10th, and 11th - that's 30 on the 11th. OK - still somewhat manageable. But he will be out of town next week too. And i will be out of town the week after - the 21st to the 25th! And who knows the week after that? I can be a little flip about it now - early in the month and from several states away. But i am deliberately ignoring the real anxiety/fear about it, and the deeper thoughts about what it means, what he wants me to get from this, and how it impacts the rest of me, beyond my backside. I'm also wondering very much about how the first of next month is going to sit with me, going from many back to just one.