I shared this piece in another Blog. But I wanted to make sure my own Peeps here can enjoy it.
hold a weekly Review Meeting and she goes over the list of the things I
committed to the week before. Most of them are about work productivity
since I work at home. But she puts in anything else behavioral she wants
to see improved. She strives to be fair and collaborative during each
weekly planning session We talk about each item and she guides me if I
am over-committing to something. She wants to see me succeed at all of
it. So she really helps me think things through.
I take my work
seriously; most of the time. But truth be told, I am never going to
fully outgrow my self-indulgent teenage self. She never nags me about
things during the week. Occasionally she tries to give me a little hint
though. "Do you think you have enough time left in the week to finish
So when Review Day comes and I am sitting in her office as
she professionally goes over the list and discusses it with me, I may be
nervous. But I don't argue about any of it. It's all been understood
and agreed beforehand. If she decides that I simply procrastinated or
for any other reason didn't make enough effort; well then it's almost
always the cane and barber strop. Really not fun.
Other times she
shocks me by saying I did well, even though not everything on the list
got done. She evaluates all the factors very intelligently.
is spanking about 7 out of 10 times. Believe it or not, I never do
things on purpose to get discipline. It finds it's way into my life
enough that I don't have to help the process along. She loves that brash
teenager part of me and is completely giving him discipline.