I feel so defiled.
I was in the laundry room checking pockets when I found a tampon applicator in Malin’s pants pocket. My first thought was, “How cute. She has no idea what this is, but she thought it was pretty…” Then I investigated further….. it was empty.
And I don’t have any blue tampons in my house.
And we were at a Super Bowl party the evening that she was wearing those pants.
I’d planned on waiting several more years before I brought up the concept of “Aunt Flo” to either of my girls. But if I didn’t say something today, she’d probably start collecting the things like Wesley collects the caps off of water bottles.
So I brought the girls into my bedroom for the grand inquiry. Sadly enough, I was right about where it came from – a trash can in a church restroom. (!!!) As I attempted to tell them a very bland version of the purpose of a tampon, (a version that requires no follow-up questions or desire for more details) they looked at me like I was telling them that people don’t actually exist – we’re just a figment of each other’s imaginations.
Thankfully it was GameCube time (Judah’s new Lego Star Wars game!) and they were quickly distracted. But I wonder what kind of questions will come out of this tomorrow…. or next month. Malin absorbs information. I’ll hear more about this one day…..
I think I’d rather reach into my kid’s pocket and pull out a dead frog.