Last year this really felt like where we were at in our lives.
So that leads me to some of those funny things that my sweet man says to me that allows his humor to de-escalate a situation or let me know when I am about to be spanked for my attitude. These he uses always with a smile on his lips and a twinkle in his eye, but I do know where I stand. Maybe your HOH has similar ways to let you know that he is just about had enough and a spanking is imminent.
Phrases like, “you’re climbing that mountain, watch out for the cliff.”
May look pretty from here, but that's far enough, wouldn't you say?
“You really don’t want to climb another rung on that ladder, do you? You know what happens when you reach the top.”
Doubt mine reaches this high, more like three rungs most days!
“You’ve fallen off that cliff, watch out for the boulders on your way down.” This was said when I had already crossed the line and the spanking was going to happen and well, I just could not keep my mouth closed or attitude in check. Yes, I know, what am I thinking some days????
He also has a look, a hand on my leg, taps repeatedly on something or makes imaginary tally marks in the air, but these little sayings are his polite way to remind me that I’m getting close to that edge and well, do I really want to step over it?
How about you? Any fun sayings that help to trigger that response that you need to wait, stop, rethink your behavior and help you readjust your attitude without having the inevitable happen? Or are all your reminders nonverbal cues that you and you alone know what he means?