..... How wonderful daily lists are. This morning I sent my Knight an email at work entitled, "Your list for Monday." On that list were 10 or 12 things that I wanted him to accomplish before 1030 tonight. It's only 720pm, and everything on that list is done except four things... and three of those things are bedtime routine stuff for the kids. It's not time for them yet. Number 4 is dinner dishes, but no everyone is done eating yet, so he has some time there, too.
No arguing, no excuses.. just "Here's your list. Get it done before 1030pm" And it's getting done... simply beautiful.
We had something come up earlier today that, while not any sort of emergency, is something that needs dealt with. No big deal. I have it under control.. but my Knight stresses. He often decides that the weight of the entire universe- my universe- is resting on his shoulders. I reminded him that this new thing was not his problem.. nor was it his concern. His *only* concern for the day was to finish the items on his list on-time. Everything else was my job.
It seemed to have helped. My Knight settled back down to his work project and followed up on something I had asked him to do.