I think my first period was in January of 2006 when I was 12, but nobody had told me my first period wasn’t going to be red. So I looked in my panties, foolishly assumed I had missed a spot and went on my way.
Then it was April of the same year. After a wonderful Passover seder I went to the bathroom and found my new red surprise. I called my mom into the bathroom so she could tell me what to do, and that was that. Later that week, my mom organized a little lunch with the other ladies in my family to celebrate my “rite of passage.”
… I only just now realized that it’s actually a bit symbolic that my first bleeding was on Passover night. What with the lamb’s blood-painted-door supposed to symbolize who will be passed over and who will be saved and blahblahblah I’m a silly Jewish girl who got her period. Cool beans.
5 years later, I must admit I’d rather get gelt than my period.
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