Kid got her period this weekend.
I am both not surprised and in emotional shock.
Seeing as she has had hormonal acne, been wearing a bra,
and shaving her armpits for the past 6 months...
I can't say we didn't see this coming.
We've talked ALL about it.
She knows that my mom never told me anything... so...
I've told her ALL of the embarrassing stories (of which there are many!)
But as a late bloomer myself, it's still a bit overwhelming for ME.
I can't wrap my head around what it will be like for her, or how she is processing it.
She was playing dolls with her sister all morning.
I had had YEARS of Seventeen magazine reading under my belt to prepare me for all to come.
She is just starting to master basic self care...
it feels unfair to saddle an 11 year old with all of this.
And all of the things (many awkward)... swimming, and going to camp, etc.
We're playing it cool,
but inside?... yeah...
I don't know that anyone hopes their daughters are early bloomers.