When You're Over 45...
By The Woman Formerly Known As Beautiful on July 26, 2012
It's June 27th, 1975. My 10th birthday. Will I get a fast growing hair Barbie? I rip through the Snoopy wrapping paper to discover ... Sweet Suzie's Starter Menstruation Kit. WTH? "Go ahead, honey, open it," says my mom, face shining beatifically as if I were the first female astronaut. (Perhaps foreshadowing Lisa Nowak wearing her premeditated murder diaper circa 2007). Then mom and I proceed to have the "First Talk" about when Flo comes to town.