“Your essay really had me thinking. On one hand I expected a bit of teasing, and you definitely got in a few funny comments, but the overwhelming bulk of your letter was very revealing of how things affect you personally. It was very sincere and serious and made me think about how many things bother you that I am not aware of. So I was thinking. Since you already have a lot of freedom in dealing with my behavior, maybe we could come up with a plan so that these annoyances don’t pile up again?
I’m thinking that you could pretty much give me weekly or even bi-weekly “reviews”. And since we have been trying to stick to some “us time” on Friday mornings, maybe that could be the time we go over your assessment of my behavior for the previous week or two? The whole thing could take two minutes.
And since behavior is reinforced by a combination of reward and punishment, maybe that could be the focus of your review? We’d meet early, and maybe do a pedicure before you go off on your own. Before I start, you’d just tell me whether you think I was good or bad, and if I was good, you could let me have a token reward before I start your pedicure. If you think I was bad, I would start right in on your pedicure with no treat, and you could tell me about what I did while I’m working on you. Then you could fill out a “discipline slip” for what you think my punishment should be.
It could be a very easy, very quick, system of training……with you at the helm. You would be able to shape my behavior through the combination of me wanting to do well and be rewarded versus, losing out on a treat and getting punished instead. What do you think?”
Her simple reply was “I like it.”
So tomorrow morning, barring the unforeseen, Ana and I will have our first ‘evaluation’. It should be interesting.
Also, as promised here is our Cupid for today:
Wow! Spanked with roses? Ouch. Maybe the little guy was out shooting groundhogs?