I have some really wonderful news. Yesterday VanGoghGirl started her menarche! Woohoo!! We are planning to throw her a big rite of passage party. If anyone has any suggestions that they've heard of or seen, I'd love to hear about them. I want to make this as meaningful as possible for her.
The odd thing is that she told The German before she told me. It happened when she was at school and when he picked her up, she told him all about it. As much as I wish I had been the first to find out, I'm really happy that she didn't feel like it was something to hide or not talk about with her dad. It's very important to me for her to grow up knowing that there is nothing shameful about the normal functions of the body. Hopefully, this can be something that she'll learn to celebrate.