This week's question extends from a reader named Holly, who wrote a really great post in the Guestbook last week. Please migrate over there and check out the whole thing, but here are the sentences that most caught my attention and provide the fodder for this week's topic:
"There wasn’t any time I wasn’t aware of domestic discipline. Mom spanked our dad never in front of us but when she took him into the bedroom there was no doubt what was going on and anyone in the house could hear it. I didn’t think much of it except that mom was definitely in charge which everyone knew anyway."
Those three short sentences raise a lot of interesting topics for discussion:
- Do your children know about your DD activities?
- Do you come from a DD home, particularly one one in which your mother spanked your father? If so, how did that affect you, if all?
- While most of us with children probably try to hide our DD activities from them, would such knowledge necessarily be a bad thing?
When I asked Holly some of these questions, she provided a very thoughtful reply, cautioning in favor of erring on the side of keeping knowledge of the DD relationship away from the kids. I tend to agree, with some misgivings, but it would be great to hear your perspectives.
Have a great week. And, please take Holly's example and take a few moments to enter something of your own in the Guestbook, particularly if we haven't heard from you before.