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That is why you don't dumb things down for kids, it will always come back to bite you in the butt. You should have told her it was a grown up woman thing she will learn about later.
Better than telling her it was a diaper for mommies. I've known some smart 5 year old kids and if she just said it was a "grown up woman thing" the kid probably would have said "okay" and forgot about it. Telling her it was like diapers made it stick in her mind. Kids are smarter than some people give them credit for.
Why would that be overwhelming? It's part of life. It doesn't mean she has to be told all about sex, just about babies. I don't understand why people think menstruation would scar children. My mom leaked onto the couch when I was around that age, and had to explain to me why she was bleeding on the couch. I just took it in stride. I think that's pretty much how most children would react. The only issue is that she won't understand all the information about the uterus and endometrium and ovulation, etc. But a simplified version of a woman's monthly cycle would have been fine.
Lol, I remember asking what pads were when I was younger. But the answer they gave me was so generic I don't even remember it. (along with the fact that it's been quite a while since that happened) If I had been told they were diapers for mommies though, I would've remembered it.
#1 has it totally right. So many parents think they're kids are stupid and can't comprehend things like this. It's a pad, not the meaning of life, jesus. Saying "it's for grown ups" or something probably would have been enough of an answer, rather than making it something it's not and then complaining when it comes back to haunt you.
i love how everyone is telling the OP how to parent her kid. if she didn't think it was appropriate, that was her judgment. the lying kind of backfired, though. but i'm sure you'll figure out how to fix it. on another note, i remember thinking that the pads my mom wore were diapers too...i just never went and asked or told people about it.
#5 Overwhelming?! I remember being aware of that information at 5. I didn't know the mechanics (of eggs etc), but I knew women bled from their vagina which required pads/tampons. Its just pointless wrapping kids in cotton wool. I don't remember saying "I'M TOO YOUNG FOR THIS SHIT!" when finding out. If its a natural bodily function, kids can know.
I can't remember when I first learned, but I DID think it was overwhelming, simply because "WHAT I'M GOING TO BE BLEEDING!?" "Oh yeah and it really hurts sometimes and sometimes it's really heavy [etcetc]" I was terrified, to say the least. It's a part of life, yeah, but that doesn't mean anything. Death is a part of life, and a lot of people are overwhelmed by that. I think the five-year-old should be allowed to keep her blissful ignorance if her mother so chooses. And yeah, they kind of ARE like diapers... just not the kind you poop in. I agree that she should have dodged it by saying "grown up things" instead though. Obviously a five-year-old is going to assume it's the pooping kind of diaper.
You'd better hope she doesn't catch you when the plumber is "cleaning your pipes," because your kid will start bragging about how your family has the cleanest pipes in town.
Right, beautiful_mayhem, just like "an erection lasting 4 hours or more. . ." You'll have fun explaining that one. . . I sure did.
There are women who cannot use tampons, most of my friends -and I- can't because it's not comfortable and hurt, and well, you don't have a nice day when you always worry that you'll have blood on your pants... which I do as it happened to me once because I have heavy periods... Let women choose what they want to wear when they have their periods. BTW, there something else known as "Moon Cup"... never tested it because I don't know how to find it but it seems to be better than pads/tampons (less risks of TSS)
That's why you cut the bullshit when it comes to kids. Just tell them the truth, the whole truth, and nothing but the truth.