Thursday, August 27, 2009

And so it begins...

I've debated about writing on this -But, here goes... Now that my daughter is in middle school -It has begun. Not that she hasn't had some tween/teen attitude and all but -Ugh! The whole puberty thing. She started her period the other day and as usual she took it in stride. I was semi-prepared for this although it's all kinda making me freak out! You see this brings up another subject I've debated about writing about. I grew up mostly in my dad's custody and wasn't always the best at "girly" things. I have been motivated to be there for my kids cause I know how it feels to not have a mom around so much. But, this is uncharted territory. I'm not sure how to deal with all of this -Having to talk about makeup, puberty,pads/tampons(I plan not to talk about tampons for a little while at least) and shaving legs and all that!! I suppose this is all pretty normal but, all I can say is Ugh- Here goes! -It has begun! And I plan to be there to help as much as I can even it means I'm the "embarassing" mom picking my daughter up from the bus-stop ;)

2 comments:

One Cluttered Brain said...

ACK! My daughter I'm sure puberty will probably hit in a couple of years. She is 10 right now. I was thinking of sitting her down or taking her out to eat and telling about "becoming a woman." I keep telling myself it will be easier if I just do it now. But I'm stalling at the moment. I will talk to her. Just maybe a little later. tell me how it goes with your daughter. How old is she again? 11 12?

Mom Mayhem says: said...

Oh! I just saw this comment -My daughter is 11 -and just turned 11 in June! It came fast-Eeek! Luckily we talked before and they had a talk @ school in 5th grade. It's good to be prepared-When I was researching about it I read some girls can start as early as 8!-Yikes! I guess they've been starting earlier and earlier.