So the family is gone, and life shifts back to our normal routine.
My mom flew home on New Year’s Eve, and she says she won’t be back. I’m praying to God that she’s telling the truth. All of Kazander’s family is joining me in that prayer.
But no, there wasn’t an argument or anything. She’s not in the best of health, and traveling is just getting too hard on her (if she wasn’t a complete idiot living in denial, it would be a lot easier, and wouldn’t exhaust her, but I hate having her here, so I’m not about to point that out to her).
And the alternative is much better, anyway. I’ll fly out with the spawn to visit her (I can do that easily, since the spawn seems to have inherited my love of flying). I can do it on my own terms, for an amount of time I agree to, and (the best part) she only lives a couple of hours away from Steel, so I can go see him.
And then, on the offchance that I have the extra time and cash available, I can swing down to Alabama and see some of my old friends, and Southern. It’s just better all the way around.
So I need to do what I can to keep her to that. I’ve already talked to her about flying out sometime in the spring, but we don’t have any set dates yet. I’ve got to get on that before she forgets how much she doesn’t want to travel.
One nice/terribly awful thing about the family being in town is that they kidnap the spawn for pretty much the entire time they’re in town. It’s awful because they spoil the hell out of her, so she always has bad habits when she comes back home. And while her smart-assery is funny as fuck in small doses, that’s really not a habit I want to encourage.
But it’s nice because it gives Kazander and me time to spend together, without having to worry about making too much noise, or being caught in the middle of something we don’t want to be caught in the middle of.
So we’ve taken advantage of that quite a bit. He’s been feeling a bit more experimental lately, particularly in regards to pain, so we’ve been playing with that. I’ve been using spankings to both put him in a more submissive mindset, as well as discipline when he needs it.
For the most part, he’s been pretty well-behaved. I haven’t had to punish him since the post about taking my commands seriously. The occasional reminder of his place is expected, but that’s all he’s needed.
We’re moving the relationship forward in a few fun ways, as well. We’ve already established that the switching isn’t the “great idea” we once thought it was. So we’re still working on figuring out how he’s going to scratch that Domly itch, when it surfaces. My thought was for him to get a sub of his own, but he was less than enthused about the idea.
So we’ll have to figure that out. But in the meantime, I’m more than happy having him at my feet, where he belongs.