As I imagined, Lion is not happy being in his diaper, but he’s kept the grumbling to a minimum. He must sense that any backlash will be met with a longer “sentence”. He asked how long he had to endure it and I hadn’t really thought about it. I decided it should be at least 24 hours. Then I quickly added that he would be allowed out of it when we go to the store today. I also hadn’t decided how long he should have to remain in a wet diaper. I knew that overnight he would be allowed to change it immediately. Once the diaper was wet I decided he could change it as he uses it. The next problem was that the diaper is very hot to sleep in. I told him he could remove it for sleeping, but he said he would try to make it; and he did. Good boy.
This morning I’m thinking that he needs to wear the diaper more often. It’s been a long time since he’s worn one. Not that I think he’ll ever get used to it, but I think he might need refresher courses more often. It’s not a punishment. It’s just a task I want him to perform. Like getting the mail. Or taking out the garbage. I’m sure he’d trade a hundred other chores for one day in a diaper. But that’s not his choice, is it? Nope. He gave up that right when he asked me to take charge. I know he knows this but sometimes he needs to be reminded.
I decided yesterday that I’m going to splurge a little and take my Lion out for lunch. He’s been lusting after the Subway commercials on TV. I was going to splurge on my own lunch yesterday, but it will be much nicer to eat with Lion. He deserves to have a treat for all the work he’s been doing around here. And there’s only so much Cup ‘O Noodles and leftovers a person can take before they need a treat.
I have not painted his toes yet. I figure one event per day is enough for any Lion. When diaper duty is done I’ll give him a few hours before I break out the sparkly purple nail polish. He said he thought I had forgotten about the diapers and nail polish. Silly boy. We were just talking about diapers the other day. And the nail polish is right near the bathroom sink. How could I forget? Besides, I’ve been thinking about giving him girly toes for a while. I was just waiting for the right moment. What makes now the right moment? No idea. I just decided it was. And that’s my prerogative as the one in charge.
I’ve noticed that, like Lion’s horniness, my willingness to be in charge goes in cycles. A few days ago I was feeling a lot of pressure from work and money issues. I was not really in the mood to do what Lion wants me to do. I guess I’ve turned a corner. The other day it made sense to me to make Lion wear a diaper and have girly toes. Since most things in life are cyclical, I don’t think there’s any need for alarm. I just need to remember when I’m at a low point that things will swing back the other way in time.