We are visiting with my in-laws now (a propos nothing) and we went out for lunch today. I took Akiva down to use the bathroom, and we discovered a mural on the wall (where else?!) consisting of a mermaid and other assorted nautical items. (It’s a seafood joint on the coast of North Carolina, darn fine grilled grouper salad.) Anyway, Akiva asked various questions about the mural. Then he turned his attention to the disposal bin for feminine hygiene items. I explained again about periods and the use of the bin, etc.
Then he asked me this:
“Ima, do mermaids have tampons?”