First let me explain, I have six daughters. Six. SIX. That’s a whole lot of estrogen and hormones going through our house every day. Planning your family? Here’s a hint: make sure and have a few boys along the way. Sure, they might get in the occassional fist fight, but they’re generally over it quickly and peace is restored. Girls? They tend to be a bit more dramatic and remember their fights. Like, forever.
Now let me set the scene.
The following events are entirely true. The names have been changed to protect, well, everyone.
In a lovely little house on a lovely piece of property in the lovely Pacific Northwest lived a lovely family with lovely children.
Okay, enough of that.
One day, Child One was sitting in her room holding a tampon box (hey, it happens). Child Two walked in the room, took a quick visual survey and gasped in horror.
“Is that birth control?! I’m gonna go tell mom you’re using birth control! Hey, moooooooom.”
Don’t ask me what Child Two was thinking…or how she equated holding a box of tampons with “using birth control”. I’m not even entirely sure she has the concept of why one would use birth control.
Thankfully, I was nowhere near (I was probably curled up in my room with chocolate and bon bons, watching Neflix on the big screen TV we don’t have).
It looks like I need to go back and re-read these books. Out loud.
Anyway, as you can imagine we go through a lot of feminine products in this house. And worse then that? We live with a whole lot of estrogen-exerting females. It isn’t pretty. I have given a lot of thought on how to survive these difficult days each month, then had a brilliant epiphany. Remember our Teen Only Box? Well, what if we had a Raging-Hormone-Out-of-Control-Aunt-Flo-is-Visiting box? Only, maybe we’d call it something a little different. Like, I’d Rather Visit the Australia Zoo Wearing Nothing But A Bacon Bikini Than Stay Another Minute In This Room With You Box.
So recently I bought a cute little box and all the supplies needed to get through those difficult days.
Here’s what I packed in our Period Survival Kit:
Electric Heating Pad. This one is super soft!
Ibuprofen and Midol.
Chocolate, Nutella, Oreo cookies
Hot chocolate and coffee mix
Colored pencils (these are my favorite brand)
My whole purpose behind this period survival kit is simply to make those difficult days a little bit easier. Pain relief is important, but so is a bit of chocolate, somewhere to write and draw your thoughts, and maybe even a wee bit of coffee.
Do you have teen girls? How many? What is your survival game plan?