By Justin LamOct 06, 2022
Photo: @serenawilliams via Instagram
Ignorance is bliss. Multiply that by a kid's boundless imagination and suddenly a postpartum maxi pad is an airplane sticker or a bed for dolls. Serena Williams got to experience the hilarious joy of her daughter's imagination this week when Olympia discovered her mom's tampon and called it a "cat toy".
Williams posted a TikTok that showed her five-year-old opening a tampon and pushing it out of the purple applicator. The caption reads "Who am I to steal her joy, it’s a Cat Toy! Don’t @ me #OlympiasWorld," which just makes sense once you watch the video.
It opens with an amused Williams asking Olympia what she's playing with.
"A cat toy for Karma," Olympia responds.
Williams questions if the tampon is a cat toy for their cat Karma.
"Yes it is," Olympia cheerfully answers as she continues to happily play with the tampon. At this point, Williams is visibly trying to hold in her laughter.
@serena Who am I to steal her joy, it’s a Cat Toy! Don’t @ me #OlympiasWorld ♬ original sound - Serenawilliams
Moments later, after fully unravelling the first tampon, Olympia fishes out a new one—and her mom's wide eyes and wry smile only make the whole thing funnier.
"You got some more cat toys?" Williams asked as Olympia tinkers with the new pack, ready to rip it open.
"Ok, let's not play with too many of those," she says, trying to stop her daughter from wasting another.
However, like any kindergartener, Olympia is determined to get just one more, and Williams is all moms when she throws up her arms and gives in.
But Olympia's tapping into a trend that has had parents laughing for years—she's definitely not the first kid to find some fun by way of menstrual products. Who can forget this sweet little girl who fashioned a dozen beds for her dolls (her mom's reaction is hilarious):
Honestly, whether you're Serena Williams or not, whatever keeps 'em busy, right? Well, within reason—tampons and pads aren't cheap!