My daughter will be 4 in two months, and I stay home with her and 14 m.o. ds. Naturally, I have no privacy in the bathroom, and face questions about pads and tampons every month. I've been evasive so far, just because I don't know what to say that won't a) worry her (as she might worry about an injury) and b) won't be embarrassing to hear repeated to everyone we know. She is a very chatty kid :)
While my mom is great, she passed on some really terrible messages about menstruation, body image, and sex. I'd like to do better by my kids, especially my girl!
What do you tell your children when they see your bloody pads, tampons, and underpants? I'm not really the only one who never gets to use the bathroom alone, am I?