I am really confused as to why guys get all upset when they have to go get women pads or tampons. I mean really? Unless you want her to get pregnant it is a beautiful (but at the same time cruddy for her) thing. I think that we should have a party thrown once a month. And a super big one when you hit menopause. I look at it like this.
You mother has her period- You are not getting a little brother or sister at thirty years old. If you are five or another reasonable age it wouldn’t be as weird. But if she gets her period it just means they have more time for you.
Your wife gets her period- Especially if you get married young and/or you don’t have a lot of money you can put off worrying about all the expenses for a while. Kids are incredibly expensive. Or when you are in your forties or older you might be dead before your kid finished college.
Your unmarried sister or daughter gets her period- Unless she is older with a steady job (and maybe even then) the whole family doesn’t have to pull together to help with the kid while she goes to college or works during the day. (I have seen this at my college. It seems like almost every girl there has kids already).
Your married sister gets her period- not as big of a deal unless she and her husband or wife are in financial trouble. But anytime a woman gets pregnant it is always worrying because some guys just go nuts and split when the girl they are with gets pregnant.
Your mother goes through menopause- She is definitely not having a child at sixty. C has cousins who adopted at sixty. There is a good chance that we might me raising those kids.
Your daughter gets her period- Same as the sister thing above, but there are also some parents who still feel so ashamed if their unmarried daughter gets pregnant.
Not saying the world is ready for full on celebrations. But couldn’t we at least get a congratulations candy bar and stop having some guys who won’t even say the word period?