Even Though It Was Ten Years Ago...

I was nine years old at the time, and I had no idea what was going on. I was pretty badly informed, but to my defence these things are usually thought to kids when they are on fourth grade, hence ten years old.

It was summer and I was doing the normal kids' stuff, playing around and running outside on our small yard, when I felt something wet in my pants. I found this odd, so I went inside to check out what it was.

I recognized the substance as blood, but for some reason I wasn't worried, maybe because I wasn't hurting. I figured that maybe it would stop on its own, so I stuffed some toilet paper in my underwear and went on like nothing had happened.

It was light, but when the next morning blood hadn't stopped appearing I thought it would be best to tell someone about it. I found it extremely embarrassing, and maybe that's why I remember it so well. I had to gather courage for a long while before I went to tell it to my mother. I don't remember the exact wording, but I told him something along the lines of "Sorry, but I think I'm bleeding downstairs. Should I do something about it?"

She didn't explain to detail, but she just informed me that it will eventually happen to every girl and is completely normal. Plus, it would happen again every month. Then she showed me where the pads were kept, and that was it.
Fearofsilence Fearofsilence
18-21, F
3 Responses Jul 24, 2010

Nice timing. That happens to some of us. :P

Nah, I probably wouldn't have listened anyway, and I wasn't too interested why it happened. I learned that in school next year. :D

Was your mother preoccupied with something or the other. She should have done a better job in discussing these things, especially when you were that young. Nine year old having periods is very rare indeed. Glad you came through okay..