One of the many unfortunate details that no one tells you about pregnancy is that you may find yourself in need of a box of pantyliners. Especially after you've had a couple of babies. Compared to the many indignities that mothers suffer, this one is minor. But then one precocious almost five year old observes the box of pantyliners and of course has questions. You find yourself explaining the many uses of a pantyliner in much more detail than one would think possible.
Days later, Claire joins me in the bathroom and observes the pantyliner procedure. She looks at me and smiles and says, "that's good, Mom, now you can laugh today."