Originally Posted by whateverdidiwants
FTR, I did not tell my mom when I started my period. She was very closemouthed about sex and I didn't think it was her business.
My mother never discussed sex or periods with me. I had read up about it, though. There WAS a box of pads in the bathroom closet. I was 15 when I got it, didn't tell her. When the box of pads ran out, I had to tell her. She was hurt that I didn't tell her, and cried. Why the hell should I tell her when she seemed to think it unnecessary to ever discuss it with me? I was supposed to miraculously know all about these things because she was too embarrassed to talk about it. Her big thing after I did tell her was to make sure to hide the pads or later tampax so that my older brother would not see the box. Lord knows it might have blinded him if he knew his sisters menstruated.
My daughters can tell me or not as they choose, I wouldn't expect it and wouldn't feel hurt if they didn't.