We did a lot of driving yesterday, and Mary was expressing her displeasure by screaming. When she finally said, "Purse! Purse!" I happily handed over my mostly empty bag thinking that since my wallet was not inside it, there was little damage she could do.
Peace descended on the van for about five minutes.
When Mary started to fuss, I assumed, correctly, that Jenny had taken something from her. I sighed inwardly and wondered: why? why does she always have to annoy her younger siblings? Before I had a chance to chastise her, though, she inquired, "Can Mary play with this?"
I glanced back to see Jenny dangling an unwrapped (clean) tampon by the string. Yeah, OK, NO. Thanks, Jenny.
Note to self: clean out car (there is a tampon wrapper in there at a minimum). Clean out purse.