Ever since Steve's work schedule changed for the worse, we've been trying to work out how to maintain DD when we don't really have time for it. We were really struggling to find a workable option when one of my friends from chat who is in a long distance relationship suggested a possible solution-submission exercises.
Now the idea of submission exercises isn't anything new. I've saw it mentioned here and there before. EsMay had a few posts on submission exercises as I recall. However, most of what I've read seems to consist of the HoH giving the exercises while he is with his partner, not when they're apart.
But with a lack of any other options, it was worth a shot. So we talked about it and came up with some ideas for exercises he could text to me during the day while he's at work. Then I waited for the first one to come.
It came yesterday around lunchtime. Corner time for 15 minutes. I have to admit I was surprised. We're almost to the two year mark with DD and we have never used corner time. It was discussed at one point and then dropped.
So off I went to the corner. Well the wall to be exact because all of the corners in our bedroom are full. I suspect that cleaning out a corner will be a task in the near future. It was the longest, most boring 15 minutes of my life. Nothing to do but think. And fidget, which I probably wasn't supposed to do but he didn't say I couldn't and he wasn't here to see it and think to tell me to stay still.
I think the hardest part for me was not turning around to check how long I had left. I had set the timer on my phone, but since he had made it a point to say I couldn't take it with me to the corner, I had laid it on the bed behind me.
It did seem to reinforce my submission so I guess we can call it a win. I texted him when it was done and told him how I felt while standing there. He seemed pleased with the results. I have a feeling corner time may now be on the table not only as a submission exercise, but also as part of punishments in the future.
I'm curious to see what he comes up with next.