24 Jun Pray for Happy Periods
So we’ve been trying in our house, to take the YUCK out of menstruation. Make periods NOT shameful, NOT secret, NOT dirty and NOT horrifying.
We give em the biological facts, we talk about various bodily functions openly and without hushed whispers, and we try to generally talk about the menstrual cycle in a positive way.
I dunno. Maybe we’ve overdone it tho. Because Bella’s sister got her period for the first time and when it was Bella’s turn to say the family prayer, she asked God to please,
“Bless my sister’s period so it will be a happy and fun one. Bless her so the period wont be really sore and she can still ride bikes with me. And especially bless her period so it wont leak everywhere and make a big mess. Amen.”
The Hot Man gave me a What the heck was that?! look behind Bella’s back. The kind of look that says accusingly, What have you been teaching our kids?? Hello??!!
Because thats what every teenager wants, right? – For their 7yro kid sister to pray about their period at the dinner table. Really loudly. In front of everyone.
How do you handle periods in YOUR house?