Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Early Morning Swats

I have been sick for over a week and I am just beginning to feel better. Last night I felt so bad that I didn’t even bother getting ready for bed. I just kicked off my shoes and covered up. Dragon tried to make me undress but I told him I was too cold. At 2 am, I woke up dressed in yesterday’s clothes and hungry for the first time a week. I fixed a small snack and got a glass of water before I crawled back under the warm covers. (dressed for bed this time)
When the alarm went off I had to kick Dragon out of bed. The first half of the week is always hardest on him. I have no idea what time he left for work. He put on his coat and walked out the door but then he turned around and came right back in????
What is going on?
He walked over to my side of the bed and picked up a paddle. Oh no. I knew what was coming.
The words I didn‘t want to hear, “Roll over”
He played a fast beat on my backside. (the hazard of being married to a drummer) I could even pick out the beat this morning. Very distinctive. Wish I knew what song he was drumming out. It wasn’t a hard spanking. Just enough to let me know I had been spanked.
With a hug and a kiss he was off to work again. No reason given. It wasn’t a punishment. Just a little reminder that he is still in charge. That I am still his wife, taken in hand.
Love my man.
Breakfast this morning did not make my tummy hurt. I count myself lucky. Why? Now my kids are sick. Amber is in bed, Flower is on the couch, Bear is complaining in the kitchen and Bug is doing what he does best. Bugging everybody to death. I may just go for a walk to get away from all the moaning. Take a little time for myself and enjoy the crisp fall air.


  1. Oh glad to hear you're feeling a little better, and haven't forgotten who's in charge lol :) Poor kids turns now, been there done that, it just goes round in a horrible wee circles doesnt it! Hope they shake it off quickly.

    Dee x

  2. Cute story...I always wonder what goes through their heads when they decide to pull out those little spankings. Glad you are beginning to feel better and hope the kids get over it quickly.

  3. So glad to hear you are feeling better, I don't envy you 4 sick kids though. Hope they are feeling better soon.

  4. As a man, I'm just going to say that those were just "taps" of LOVE and APPRECIATION!! I CAN relate to offering those gifts from time to time!! lol!!!


  5. Glad to see you are feeling better!! It's awful when you feel down and kids get sick too. Rough times! We seem to share complete germ cycles on our house. It doesn't help I work in a school, I bring home cooties most of the time. Hope your household gets over it fast!

  6. Dee, I’m still a little dizzy but still back on my feet

    Susie, I’m glad I can’t read his mind. I’m sure I would run and hide if I could. LOL. Guess he thought he needed to hit my re-set button.

    Faerie, I hope they feel soon too. They have too much to do to be sick. Practice, lessons, games. I go where they go.

    Bob, love taps? Maybe…. They weren’t hard enough to be anything else.

    Emi, it feels like we stay sick fall and winter. Someone is always bringing a new bug home. I know what to expect now. The bug lasts about a week and bear just started showing symptoms.

  7. Glad you are feeling better but sucks that the kids are now down.