Remember in 5th grade (or 6th grade) when one day the boys were taken down to the gym to get "the growing up talk" and the girls were taken to watch a film that was pretty much a "welcome to the menstruation club" flick? I remember watching a film featuring Andrea McArdle from "Annie" talk about getting your period.
Anyone? Anyone? Seeing the name Judy Blume reminded me of this for some reason.
I swear, the only first period info I got was from that movie & Are You There God? It's Me, Margaret (my God, the library had a waiting list for that book). I remember the first time I got it, my mom didn't really say anything to me about it, just left a bag of pads in my room. I know she told my aunt about it, because when I came home from school my aunt said "Welcome to Womanhood!" I remember stomping off up to my room screaming "mooooooooom," LOL.