Note: This autobiographical account was written by Meryl, who's modeled for me a few times before.
I don't have to justify anything to him anymore, so I stopped. If he does everything perfectly, gets perfect grades, and does all his chores, he still gets a long, hard, bare-bottomed spanking over my lap if I feel like giving him one, and I often do! If he causes me any grief, falls short in his studies, or (worst of all) does anything to upset my precious Yoko, then he just gets an even harder one, with a significantly lower chance of an extended bedroom stay and a slightly higher chance of ginger.
Yoko and Rowan came back from winter break just a month ago, and things haven't changed a bit over their December/January absence. Yoko and Rowan are friendly with each other, but they don't interact all that often. He has his friends, and she has hers. She has her alone time with me, and he has his alone time with me. Both sides of my complicated little maple knick-knack have their perfect places, and equal time to shine.
I suppose I'll just have to see where things go and how they change when my husband comes home this May.