Poor Princess Nagger. As she speeds towards her next milestone birthday where she’ll officially be a Tween, I keep regaling her with everything she’ll be expecting as she grows and transforms into a woman. She is not amused.
We’ve already geared up to have the talk, initiated the talk, covered how to be prepared for those talkable moments, and how to avoid embarrassing moments going back to school. So what are we talking about this month? Maintenance. The oh-so-important method of maintaining poise and grace in spite of the odds once a month. Ahem.
Part of that ‘maintenance’ is making sure you’re prepared when you’re going to be overnight somewhere. You want to be sure you have enough coverage (so to speak), should Aunt Flow decide to make a random appearance. While Princess Nagger hasn’t started having those visits yet, she’s of the age where it could happen at any time.
This is the time of year where her friends start ramping up the sleepover invites for birthdays and holidays – thankfully the cool U by Kotex Tween products she’s been gifted with will come in quite handy ‘just in case’. If she end ups starting while off on a sleepover, I want her to be educated on what to do so as to eliminate as much embarrassment as possible.
When I’ve mentioned all the ‘fun’ that accompanies Aunt Flow’s visit to Princess Nagger – the cramps, bloating, headaches, moodiness – her response has been “I don’t want to become a woman!” I don’t blame her. I personally dislike being a woman once a month, too. But it’s important that she understands the warning signs of the impending doom so she’s properly prepared.
Even the simple things like packing extra underwear and bringing along extra pads just in case are things she needs to know so if she’s caught off-guard when she’s not here at home, she can deal with it and not be scared or embarrassed. My mom didn’t know how to educate us girls for that time in our life, so I want to make sure Princess Nagger is armed with knowledge and won’t have to worry when that time comes.
Personally, I’m not looking forward to when that day does get here, because my baby is growing up way too fast as it is. But I’m glad I’ve been chosen as a U by Kotex Tween Ambassador, because it’s something that’s helped me approach the subject with Princess Nagger with much better information than I would have, even from personal experience.
The information I’ve found on their site gave me ideas on how to broach the subject and hopefully make it so it’s not so clinical or embarrassing – though I do enjoy embarrassing Princess Nagger when I can, it’s my job – right?
But wait – before you go: Mom Central has teamed with U by Kotex Tween to giveaway the cool U by Kotex Tween pads and liners to 50 lucky mom’s – just click on over and leave a comment to be entered…it’s that simple. But hurry – it ends on November 2nd.
I wrote this review while participating in a Brand Ambassador Campaign by Mom Central Consulting on behalf of U by Kotex Tween and received products to facilitate my post and a promotional item to thank me for taking the time to participate. All opinions are mine and not influenced by outside sources. See my Disclosure Policy here.
This is one thing I’m terrified to do. Faith turned 10 this year. I know I’m behind. I just don’t know how to talk about it yet.
Princess Nagger’s going to be 10 in 2-1/2 weeks – where is the time going?! The U by Kotex Tween site has some awesome tips on how to start the conversation, Tami – it helps and gives you ideas in ‘how’ to broach the subject more easily and less terrifying. 😉
Um, I think I’ll forgo the contest. lol Hey, if you women think you hate it once a month, we men do to for a variety of reasons. I do not need to remind you of them. Cheers!
LOL Jeremy – I don’t blame you for forgoing the contest. 😉 You do have a point – the hubby is doomed when Princess Nagger starts, he’ll have a double-whammy once a month! 😉
Being a father I’m very concerned for the good of my “little angel”. Because she’s growing and I’m the only one taking care over her. I don’t have any idea how that monthly period can be handled. I think it’s about time that I’ll talk to her about those stuffs. I appreciate the post!
You’re welcome, Jack! That’s what I really appreciate about the U by Kotex Tween’s website – they have so much great information on how to start the conversation. That way you won’t feel lost when talking to her about girly stuff! 😉 Good luck!
Think 28 is too old to buy those super-cute pads and liners!? Why didn’t they have stuff like that when I was a tween/teenager?! My pads were like sitting on pillows…so awkward and potentially embarrassing.
But I think that she is looking good here. Well most kids do embarrassing things which can make them happy. You are lucky to have a bright kid doing maintenance ate home.