I walked into my room, expecting to see Dancer and Diva laying my clean laundry out on the bed for me to fold and put away. What I did not expect to see was Dancer with her arm through the front hole of her daddy's clean boxers all the way up to her elbow - complete with a very perplexed look on her face.
I stood there dumbstruck.
Mommy, why do all of Daddy's boxers have holes in them? she asked me.
At this point, having collected myself sufficiently, I took a deep breath and thought...You've totally got this, girl. Just be matter of fact about it....and brief.
Well, I said, boys have penises...just like your brother...and they stand up to pee. The hole is so they can pull it out and use the bathroom. Then they just....tuck it back in.
Dancer's eyes grew increasingly rounded during this explanation and as I wound down she looked at me - slightly horrified - and said,
No, Mom. I meant why do all of Daddy's boxers GET holes in them.
At that point I decided discretion was the better part of valor and walked away.