China bandaids. As in, leaving her alone in the room for five minutes only to discover a trail of pink plastic wrappers leading to the scene. Yes, china bandaids: as in mommy what are these? And I hesitate and then hesitate some more before tentatively answering that they are bandaids that mommies sometimes wear on their vaginas but that they are not for big girls like Zoey? And I finish the explanation with a question mark, just like that. You know, vagina bandaids? For that part of you that exists on the other side of the world? As in: the rest of the weekend spent telling Zoey that no, I would not buy her a box of china bandaids of her very own. But that's okay, because now, forever after, I have a name for them that does not begin with maxi or include the word sanitary.