Reality is just around the corner folks and I’m failing fast.
This weekend, my daughter and I went to the ladies room after watching Skippy John Jones at Hunter College, which was adorable btw, and as she washed her hands, she noticed something. She noticed the tampon machine.
She didn’t miss a beat and asked, “What’s a tampon?”
Thinking quickly, I said, “It’s a product for women.”
She accepted it and moved on.
But was it really that easy or is she thinking of a different way to ask, quizzing her friends, or does she have an idea about it?
I have been nervous to start this conversation about becoming a little lady after learning girls as young as 9 can start their periods.
My daughter turns 9 in December. I have been a mess. Not to say she will start when she turns 9, but anything is a possibile, right?
God, I hope she doesn’t. I’m not ready. I don’t know how she will handle it, but she is on the cusp of tweenhood. She needs to know some of this stuff, right?
If I tell her what a tampon is, she’ll start asking other questions and before you know it I’ll have go all the way there.
I’m not ready to go there.
I know one thing, I have to stay prayed up to get me through these years. I want to equip her with the right tools, but not too early where she can’t handle the info.
I think if you tell kids too much too soon, it may increase their curiosity in an unhealthy way. I will take her cues and address them as they come.
In the meantime, it’s time to dig out the American Girl Body Book.
If you know of any books, or cocktail recipes, to help get me through this please list in the comments below.
I can’t do this alone.
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