I have a beautiful dd who is 14 who lights up every room she comes into. She's also autistic and has social anxiety disorder so she doesn't know how to communicate very well with others. But, we have always had a close relationship. She's always been able to talk to me without feeling pressure so when she started her first period, I didn't know! She didn't tell me!! I found out by finding a pair of her panties hidden in the bathroom closet. I asked her if they were hers...only because I do have a 12 yr old dd and they wear the same size. I knew they were hers though because if they were my other dd, she would have come running to me with excitement! Anyway, she said yes, they were hers. I asked her when she started her period and she said, uhmm, I dunno...maybe 2 days ago. WHAT??!!! I was floored! I asked her why she didn't tell me and she just shrugged and said, I didn't think it was a big deal. Again...WHAT??!!! I just pulled her into a hug and I kept my tears hidden from her but did tell her I was so happy for her. I explained to her that she needs to keep track of her periods on a calendar and to be sure to wrap the pads in either the wrapper if she keeps them, or in toilet paper. I had bought a first period basket for my girls. In it are some Midol for Teens, some Playtex personal wipes, pads, period panties and a calendar to keep in their purse. After I gave her the basket I calmly went into my room and boo hoo'd. I cannot seem to wrap my head around the fact that she's growing up! She is constantly growing and changing right before my eyes and I have 2 more dd's following right behind her. I pray I can make it through it with them!
Have a blessed day!!