I saw this and had to laugh, we pulled our puppy out of boxes just like this for weeks!
I would love to write that we had a easy set of holidays and I didn't get into any trouble..... Sigh. I am willing to own up to one "discussion", I totally messed up (that is just another post all together).. But I am still not settled about the other! Our wooden paddle hardly ever makes an appearance, yet it has come out twice in the last three weeks and is still sitting out as a reminder to settle down. Grrrrrrr
Yes, I am in full on pout!
I have been given a deadline for ending my pouty mood and it is fast approaching. My backside is really hoping I pull myself together, as I still feel the last round of the paddle. Sad thing is... I absolutely know that it's on me what happens next, but I still just can't bring myself to drop the pout and move on. Regardless of if I decide to put on my big girl panties and suck it up, he will take care of the situation. So I think maybe that is why I am just stuck in this mode, that and the dust has settled on our busy holiday season and I think maybe that is making me a bit sad too. It just might be a mixture of feelings, since we women don't tend to be simple in our emotions... EVER! I have walked into our closet twice this morning hovering around our magnet that lets me signal I need his help... But have walked away without turning it. Ugh. That I went in there and am still thinking about it, probably means I need to just flip the dang thing and let him help this along. Technically he has given me until tonight anyway, so if I flip it now it will just make things easier on both of us. No more dancing around the issue, just a closer of emotions and moving on fresh.. Clean slate and clear minded.
So after all this rambling you are probably wondering what we are not seeing eye to eye on... First, I totally understand as HOH it is his call on what I get punished for and how. But understanding and getting your emotions to always align with this agreement, is not always easy. I am a pretty strong personality so I get into really hard headed moments very easily. You would think knowing this... Better yet admitting this would be half the battle right??? I guess this might be a growth area to work on in 2014.
So I got pulled over for speeding in late October and was given a warning instead of a ticket. No problem, I came clean told Alex right away and we discussed slowing down and paying attention to driving and not messing with the radio which is what I had been doing and didn't notice I was going a bit too fast. Then they started road work right down the block from where I had been pulled over in October in the middle of November and they changed the speed limit and I didn't pay close enough attention and got pulled over yet again... I drove away with another warning and had every intention of telling Alex but then the move started and then Thanksgiving... So by the time I got pulled over a third time on that same dang road (I swear I am not driving that road again if at all possible!!) and having the officer actually right that I had been given warnings on two occasions in the last two months... Who does that? I mean is is necessary to make a speeding ticket even worse by listing the amount of warnings too??? Plus it isn't even a speeding ticket, it states that I was wasting finite resources... What? Ugh.
I would NEVER do this, but thought it was funny!
We have been moving since mid November and making the trip back and forth from each house had me on this same road daily.. Most often a few times a day. I am chalking it up to just really bad luck and a very busy time for me, so my mind was a bit scattered. Was I speeding terribly.. Nope, only over by 7mph. Was I a danger to others, I wouldn't say yes to that either. Alex on the other hand had a very hard time understanding why I was not able to pay attention to the speed signs and why I failed to mention my second warning. He made it very clear that had I mentioned the second one I would have gotten a sore bottom and maybe wouldn't have gotten the actual third pull over and ticket as my mind would been more focused.
And that is where the rub is... I didn't intentionally not tell him! This getting pulled over on the same dang street three time in three months is just really BAD luck. I mean in the past I have only been pulled over two other times and that was in my twenties!!! This is the first time I was actually given a ticket too, the others were just warnings. I thought he totally over reacted to this and that the wooden paddle was over kill. I mean, he usually only resorts to the paddle for "major" discussions and I didn't rate this as being in that league. He decided it was major due to safety reasons and not telling him about the second warning and wanted to ensure we didn't have a fourth incident. I offered the theory of my not using that road anytime in the near future as a way of not having a fourth incident but he didn't seem to think that was a good solution. Sigh.
So I have had my pout on since last Friday night... Ick.. I am just ready to feel better and not have this distance between the two of us. Grrrrr... Ok, so I am going to go flip the darn magnet and wait for him to get home and end this. Ugh.
Then I am going to start blog hopping and get caught up!!!