Maya: When I grow up, am I going to be a boy or a man?
Mommy: No, Maya, you’ll probably be a woman.
Mommy: Yes. You’ll grow up to be a woman. Girls do grow up to be women. But some people choose to change that.
Dad: (eyes roll)
Adin: Yeah, like those people in Provincetown. They seemed like they were men, but they have long hair and breasts (stood up, wiggled, using hand and arm motions)
Mommy: And some women can make changes too.
Maya: Will I have breasts like this (cupping hands in air over her chest) when I gwow up?
Mommy: Yes. Do you think you’re going to have babies?
Mommy: If you have babies, your breasts will get even bigger to fill up with milk for the babies.
Maya: Will I have a penis?
Dad: Don’t even go there. Can you please pass the salad?
(Here’s Maya with my parents, “Grammy and Pop”, aka Irv and Nina.)