I tried to teach my daughter how to use a tampon so that we may all resume our summer activities. Allow me to explain…
The last time I showed my other daughter was when we were on a trip in Miami and she refused to leave the hotel room all week. It was one of those unforgettable moments that one wishes to erase forever- but the lesson remains. You see, after having no choice but to take matters into my own hands and scarring my child for life… I didn’t want to make the same mistake with #2.
So, I took one of her teddy bears and gave it a small episiotomy so that I could use it as my prop. Twice I showed my child how to hold and insert the tube… as her bear lay there abused.
With sadness in its eyes, and the string dangling from its legs, my daughter decided to pass altogether and forgo the lesson. Now, I have a box of open tampons, a deflated bear and an inconsolable child.