Ok, no, it's not actually there--but it should be!
If there's a right thing to do, rule to follow, or kindness to spread, you're on it, like pigs and mud.
Listening and behaving are two of your finest skills. After all, obedience puts a grin on your Caregiver's face. And that's all you wanna do: Try to please your Caregiver, right?
Well you don't just try, angel. You succeed!
All that good behavior's earned you a reward. Treat yourself!
Oh, you wanna play a game, do you?
Here's a proposition:
I make a mistake, you win a prize. You think about doing something bad, I win.
Your brattiness isn't always front-and-center. But when it is, everyone around you knows.
Spitting back snark's your specialty. And if there's a button to push, you'll find it and push it to the limit.
In fact, toeing the line is arguably your favorite activity...when you're in the mood.
That's the real kicker, right? The immediate transition from sweet to sass? How unexpected it is? Well, unexpected to everyone else involved.
What can you say, though. You're a brat?
Mmmm, I nailed it. But I don't want a temper tantrum on my hands, ok?
So we both win:
Here's your prize, you sass master.
Sure, you could call yourself a brat. Buttttttt there are just too many stretches where you're stuck in sweet mode.
It might be a change of the weather, something that happened to you, or a random whim--whatever the spark, the outcome's drastic.
That extra cuddly, cute baby's been replaced with a bundle of sass.
Instead of extra "pleases" and "thank yous", it's, "Gimme that now........please". We both know that las second please is only because your Caregiver gave you "The Look".
Like, you want the threat of punishment. Not the actual punishment. Well, sometimes you do. But, not like a real punishment. A fake punishment--a funishment.
....and before you know it, you're back to your sweet ol' self.
Using magic words and following the golden rule are super duper important to you!
When you're in littlespace you prefer to:
It's your Caregiver's birthday. What did you get them?
You're grocery shopping with your Caregiver, and ask to pick out a dessert. They say "No".
How do you react?
You had a bad day, and Caregiver offered to take you out to your favorite place to eat. They screwed up your order really badly.
What do you do?
If you could be any of the following, which would you be?
Your friend tells you plans changed at the last second.
What do you say?
Caregiver asked you to clean up the dishes. You don't want to.
What happens next?
Your hunger just smacked you in the face, and you can feel the hangry rage knocking at your door.
How do you handle it?