How do you talk about your period with the kids?
Menstruating is just part of womanhood. For a child, though, it can be a little foreign until we explain some part of it. An urbanMama Pam emailed, wondering how/if you've addressed this reality with the kids?
I'm looking for advice/ideas on how to discuss menstruation with a 5-year-old boy. Is it too early to explain it to him? I try to be reasonably discrete with my "supplies" but of course he sees them and wonders what they are for. I tell him it's something for women's bodies, but I can tell he's wanting more info.
I'd love to hear how other moms have dealt with kids finding supplies or seeing blood in the toilet. Or explaining the little garbage can in public stalls after they opened it and looked inside (ugh!).
Yesterday at Fred Meyer we were walking to the parking lot and he found my bag of pads and held them up and asking loudly "mom, what are these for anyway?"