Wednesday, January 23, 2008

Ladies and Moms, can I get a little help here?

When the Mrs and I were driving back home from Fargo this weekend, we chatted for a while before she fell asleep. We talked about one of my greatest fears as a father. What would I do if our daughter gets her first monthly visit when Mom isn't home?

I grew up in a family of all boys. We never got a monthly visit.

I watched about one episode of Beverly Hills 90210. The one episode I watched, Dylan McCabe was watching his tweener sister for the day. At one point, she comes up to him to tell him that shes got the problem and wants him to help. At first, he tries really hard to help, but this subject is just so foreign to him. He takes her to the store and walks her to the aisle where they sell the supplies you girls need. He tells her to go pick out what she needs and he'll pay for it. She's just looking at him like "I have no idea what I need."

He does what any man would do, he punts. He takes the girl to Mrs. Walsh, his friends' Mom.

I have no idea what I'm going to do if this happens. Is there a kit you can get? Instructions for Dad on what to do and say? I'd really appreciate some help with this!

Thankfully, I should have a few years, but then again Mom tells me its happening earlier and earlier. Let's hope this is one area my kids are slow in.


Greg said...

Hand them tissue, tell them to clean it up, then run away screaming like a little girl. That is what I plan on doing!!

OhCaptain said...

I did have hopes for something a little more...umm...useful to my daughter. I'm almost positive that is the current plan (fear and panic) or lack there of. Right now, I can almost guarantee I'll scream like a little girl, I might even panic. I'm sure the fear will be easily identified by everyone that is within my gravitational pull.

All ending in embarrassment and a wife giving me...the evil eye! [shudder]

Sexy Housewife said...

Found you through BusyDad Blog.

My advice: have your wife make up an emergency kit and have her show your daughter how to use everything before the time comes. Then you don't even need to know.

Nellie's Nook said...

I agree with sexy housewife. Great idea. Have a kit all ready. They are really only going to need one thing to start out with (and maybe a little explanation), they won't be sticking any t-pons up there at the first sign of aunt flo! That'll take some time.

Greg's is pretty funny though too!

You can call me or otherwise that is what Brandi is for! I think you've got a few years to go though, god at least 4 or 5 I'd hope!

OhCaptain said...

Thanks for the ideas!

I know I have a few years to go, but I can have fears, right?

I'm really hoping not ever have to know. That would mean my little girl is growing up! Who wants to ever find that out!

The Microblogologist said...

I got mine when Mom wasn't home, I did not feel the need to go to my dad. In 5th grade we girls had an optional "talk" at school about it so I knew what was happening and what to do about it. It is sweet that you worry about it but I doubt you'll have any issues if the situation arises.

OhCaptain said...

I doubt I will have any trouble either but a guy can have a few irrational fears...right?