2+1 DOES NOT EQUAL 3?
Kayla’s submission continues to evolve based on her needs and desires, not mine. That is how it should be. Her rules and rituals have a greater mix of M/s than do mine. And out of love and concern, there have been times I have asked questions and provided my own insights and thoughts.
Mike not only welcomed this but also solicited my advice, as did Kayla. I was encouraged to speak up and speak often. After all, we all had a lot to learn. It’s one thing for me and Mike to experiment and learn within the backdrop of a 25+ year marriage. It’s another when you are talking about a brand new relationship with someone over 25 years younger than you. So yeah, any additional insights were valued by everyone. But people grow and relationships evolve.
I was slow in fully recognizing the growth and evolution. It should have been more apparent to me, especially after our Relationship Bonding Ceremony, a ceremony designed to publicly recognize and acknowledge that growth and evolution. (See my P.S. below re that Ceremony). And by slow, consider that it was a year ago when I shared a somewhat similar situation. You think I’d have figured it out sooner. (Post 201. Happy New (Severe Spanking) Year).
With what I shared on my prior post, it is finally very clear to me — my feedback is no longer needed, nor appropriate, at least in the manner in which I previously provided it.
It’s about understanding that our relationship is NOT three separate relationships (Mike/me, Mike/Kayla, Kayla/me). It is ONE relationship with three people. In other words, it isn’t that 2 + 1 = 3. It is that 1 + 1 + 1 = 3. In math, it’s the same, but in relationships, the difference is night and day.
ON TO THE PUNISHMENT
Okay, so what was the punishment she received that had me concerned?
Mike took a lot of vacation time in December as he needed to use it up or lose it. A few weeks ago while J was at school, Kayla asked Mike for permission to go to the bathroom, as is customary. Instead of the typical, “You may go,” Mike, he told her, “Go get a diaper, put it on, and return here.” This is not something he had ever previously commanded.
Kayla responded, “But Sir…”
Mike cut her off, told her to bend over, and he spanked her with his hand about ten times in quick succession.
“Do I need to repeat myself?”
“No Sir,” and she did as she was told and returned wearing the diaper.
“Now, go. Right here, right now. Go,” Mike ordered.
“Sir, I need…”
Mike again cut her off. “Pull down that diaper and bend over.” He spanked her again by hand, at least thirty times. He then reminded her that if she has important information to share, she needs to know how to properly share it.
There are no “buts” when it comes to responding to Mike. We never respond with a “but.” For me, I always try to remember to replace “and” with “but.” Instead of, “No Sir, but…” It is, “Yes Sir, and. . . ” Sometimes it’s hard to remember this when he asks something unexpected, and his request clearly caught Kayla (and me) off guard.
This time Kayla said, “Sir, I have something I would like to tell you that you might find important to your demand that I go in my diaper.”
Simply put, she had to poop, not just pee. Mike’s response was, “That changes nothing. Let me know when you are done.” She complied. And even stranger for both Kayla and me was that Mike took care of cleaning her. Diaper play, at least when it comes to a bowel movement, has almost exclusively been limited to our Immersions, and even then, Mike didn’t partake in any cleanup.
I was puzzled but didn’t say anything at the time, but as I shared in my prior post, I used our Maintenance to question it.
LOVE IS NOT PIE
I have always felt that love is not pie. It is not to be divided and rationed. It is infinite and to be shared.
While labels are always tricky, they do help serve as a sort of compass, to at least give us general direction. And the needle of our relationship is now pointing a bit less toward polyamory, and a bit more towards polygamy. Obviously not in any legal way – but in a way that more accurately describes our relationship.
I am happy about the evolution of our relationship. I am sure it will continue to grow, nurtured by love and respect. Oh, and submission to Mike!
P.S. I just realized! I never really posted about the party we had in mid-October. We invited friends and family over for a party that we promoted and celebrated as a recognition of our relationship with Kayla. It was our way of saying we are not doing anything to try to hide what she means to us. Our family knows. Mike’s co-workers know. Our friends know. We memorialized it with the tattoos I shared on that post.
It was a lot of fun and felt very rewarding. While it meant a lot to me and Mike, it meant even more to Kayla.