Could you imagine an audience of teenage boys present when you got your first period? Here’s this gURL’s mortifying story!
All eyes were on my brother until I felt something wet down there. It was his 14th birthday and all of his really really hot friends were all at our house. Some were playing ping pong, others air hockey, and a few were on Wii. My parents set up a 3-hole mini golf course in the backyard, and that’s where I was, playing with my bff who was also drooling over the boys that were surrounding us. My grandparents, aunts, and uncles all sat across the yard near the snack table, watching us gurls attempting to look sexy as we bent down to position our balls.
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About half way through our third round, a few of my brother’s friends came over, including Hayden, the one I had the hugest crush on. They wanted in on the next round. I was so excited. I had just landed my ball in the hole, leaned down to get it, and when I got up, that’s when I felt it. I was 12 but still, I didn’t know what it was. I thought maybe I had to pee and since I was wearing a dress I dropped my golf club and ran into the house. Of course, I literally bumped into 10 different dudes to get to the bathroom. And when I got there, and saw the bright red specks in my underwear, I couldn’t believe it. I called for my mom who had a few overnight pads — she had run out of her usually thin maxi’s! So there I was, walking around in front of those dudes with what felt like a brick between my legs. It felt awful.
I opted out of the next round of mini-golf for fear of a boy seeing up there and seeing THAT. My bff kept wanting to know why — obviously she really wanted to play with the boys. I couldn’t tell her though.
When my mom came back outside, she headed straight for the snack table and started whispering the news to the family. I was humiliated. They started sending me weird smiles and all I wanted to do was cry. When it came time to sing my brother “Happy Birthday,” it seemed my family couldn’t help but look at ME while they sang it, as if they were singing “Happy Womanhood” instead!
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