As we were eating dinner, the conversation abruptly changed to the topic of buccaneer dermatology.
4-year-old: Do pirates itch?
Me: I don’t know. Why do you think pirates would itch?
4-year-old: Because I don’t think they have lotion.
I didn’t follow this up with another question, but I sure do wonder what got her thinking about pirates’ lotion.
Of course, I had to google “scurvy symptoms” to see if being a scurvy sea dog would entail itching. It would not.