Athena routinely rides her stationary bike. Sometime she does sit-ups or other exercises.
She may crack whips as part of her workout routine. When weather permitting, she cracks her long whips outside. She also has several short whips to use indoors.
Our children don’t pay any attention to Athena’s cracking whips any more than sit-ups or cooking the family dinner. They usually stay engaged in their own games. Or watching TV. They don’t think anything of it.
Sooner or later, the children will notice that not every mom cracks whips. Many people have not even seen a whip in person.
And we have a good collection of them.
What will the children think then?
We hide age inappropriate things from the children. We don’t hide cracking whips because we don’t think we need to.
It is an unusual activity. Nothing wrong with it. Just unusual.
Should we hide the unusual but harmless from the children? We don’t think so. In hope that doing things a little differently, we can instill the courage for them to think differently.
To be able to think for themselves, we believe is the most important thing we can give to our children.