A dad invented a 'period fairy' when his daughter got her first period, and honestly, it is the sweetest
My little girl will turn 10 this Christmas.
And so suddely, I am on the cusp on the tween and teen years, and part of me is terrified. I am not sure if I am ready. If she is ready. If we are all ready.
We have talked about periods for a couple of years already, so she knows the basics and, I think, will at least not be terrified when it happens. But it is still a little scary – to me, and most likely also to her.
I mean, one day everything is normal and she is still my little girl and then, BAM, puberty and teen years and oh my God, I am terrified.
However, when the time comes, I am hoping I will handle it as amazingly as this dad, who recently explained how he coped with his own daughter getting her first period.
"So today I got 'The Call,'" Maverick Austin started out a Facebook post that has now gone viral.
The only thing is, Austin didn't know he got "the call." His 13-year-old thought she pooped her pants. I mean; at that age, your body makes no sense whatsoever.
So Austin did what every dad would do, he went over to the school to help her out. "So I rush to school take her a change of undies, put the old ones in a bag and rush back to my conference call and threw the bag in the kitchen trash," he explained.
"A few hours later, she calls and I had to put a very important work meeting I'm hosting on hold which I never do. She says, 'Dad it happened again.' I'm confused and very annoyed because I'm super busy. I yell 'just wipe your butt better then stuff toilet paper in the back of your pants and I'll have to call you back in an hour!'"
Austin eventually figured out what was up, then put everything on hold so he could support his daughter during this milestone. "I interrupt my project meeting and explain to my banking colleagues that I'm VERY sorry but I have to go! I'm racing to the school while calling them telling the nurse to go find my child! [I'm] speeding and having a panic attack because my child called me for help and I just left her to die on the battlefield!" he wrote.
"I run into the office and she's standing there very calmly looking at me and says, 'Dad, I officially started my first . . .' and I stopped her and said, 'I already know Avi . . . it hit me a few minutes after I hung up on you.' The stress of raising a daughter!"
But Austin's stellar parenting skills don't end there. "Later on she asked, 'Don't I get something like when a tooth falls out?' So I snuck off to the store and when she got out of the shower I told her the period fairy brought her something."
And really – a period fairy! Can we all just agree we need this in our lives?!
It would just really take the edge off the whole monthly debacle, no?!
We love how on the ball this dad was with being there for his daughter when she needed him.Total #dadgoals I think you'll agree.