My mom and I have a decent relationship, but I am totally
freaking out about my dad finding out that I wear bras and have pantiliners in
my purse, just in case I get my period. What should I do?
I’ve got one word for ya, babe: Relax. Your dad isn’t dumb.
He knows girls grow up, just like guys do. And thanks to living with your mom
(and an all-about-your-bod class in school, I bet), he’s got the basics of bras
and periods down. While it might be embarrassing to know that any guy knows when it’s that time of the month…or that
bra sitting in the laundry basket really is yours…take heart by understanding
that your dad knew this was coming. It’s not a shock, trust me.
I’m not saying you’ve gotta dish the gory details to dear
old dad—your mom or another trusted female should be your go-to source, since
they’ve got the 411 from personal experience. But when you really need to stockpile pads and Dad’s the only one around
with a car and a credit card, it can be handy to bite the bullet and ask him to
take ya to the store. Swallow your pride—and your embarrassment—and get on with
And one more thing? Chances are he’ll be embarrassed, too,
which means no awkward questions, thank goodness!
BY BRITTANY TAYLOR ON 8/30/2011 12:42:00 PM
POSTED IN period 101, how do I tell my parents