This is just not working out for Lion. I know he likes having me work from home, but he has a problem. Apparently, that second pot of coffee is throwing him off. I’m not exactly sure why, but clearly there’s an issue.
I’m guessing when I go to work, he makes himself a second cup of coffee in the Keurig. It’s just one cup so that makes sense. While he’s in the kitchen, he sets up the coffee pot for the following morning. When I’m home, setting up the coffee pot a second time made him think he’d already set it up for the next day. I figured I’d take that over to avoid the confusion. (It’s cheaper to make a second pot of coffee than to make two cups in the Keurig.) It’s also easier for me to make the coffee and deliver it to his desk than have him try not to spill it on the way to his office. This arrangement seemed to be working – until this morning.
I woke up a few minutes before the alarm went off. I had to pee and the dog wanted to play. Once the alarm went off, I toddled into the kitchen and turned on the coffee pot. It’s muscle memory so I didn’t even notice it wasn’t set up until it didn’t start. It’s interesting how things can become automatic. Setting up the coffee pot is not that big of a deal. It takes a minute or two. So what if I have to do it once in a while? Except, of course, that it’s Lion’s job to do it and it’s a punishable offense. Little did I know it would become the punishable offense.
Lion was genuinely surprised at forgetting. I don’t know if he thought he’d set it up or it completely slipped his mind. Either way, the spanking bench will be making yet another appearance. He’s pretty upset with himself. He does not want another spanking. I’m sure his buns have recovered since the last one, but that doesn’t make it any easier to take punishment.
Meanwhile, I’m wondering what I can do to help him remember. In the past, I’ve asked him if he thought he needed to visit the kitchen before bed. Hint, hint. Is it fair for me to remind him? Do I have to remind him to brush his teeth? No. That’s something he’s been doing for many years. He does that to protect his teeth. He just needs to remember to protect his butt as well.