Yes, new life outside of the military. New house in a new state. New rules.
Clean, company ready house. I will admit that my house keeping skills have declined in the last few years. It is now a rule. No one chore belongs to any one person. I am responsible for making sure the house is clean every day and assigning chores fairly. It has been tuff. Unpacking boxes and keeping the house clean? That is a hard one but so far I have managed. I have to be on the kids constantly to pick up after themselves.
My fault. I dropped the ball at our last house and let the rules slide. Now it is my butt on the line. He comes home and finds the house not company ready and the paddle meets my backside. And not just the public areas either. The pantry and all bedrooms will stay ready for anyone to come by and tour the house. Yikes.
And if that rule isn’t bad enough there is another new rule. I can’t even yell at the kids without cause. Ok. I know yelling does no good. But it is so easy to get frustrated with all these boxes and the kids not picking up anything! Apparently yelling is not lady like and Dragon married a lady not a bar fly. Dragon has not established what “good cause” is. So, when is it allowed? I know one thing. I don’t want to find out when it isn’t allowed. That means I am getting punished. This sounds like one of those trial and error rules or maybe a “don’t ever do it” thing.
I see a spanking in my future. Probably very soon. We are all tired and cranky. It is so easy to let the house go just a little. It is even easier to get frustrated with the kids and yell out of turn.
Oh crap. I am in for it now.