In Hayward, California, a couple didn't report that their 10-year-old daughter had been shot for more than five hours because they mistook her bleeding for her getting her first period. The girl was sleeping in her Hayward home around 2 a.m. when a stray bullet from drive-by shooting wounded her in the buttocks. When she woke up in pain and had blood in her underwear, her parents thought she had started her period. But when the girl later woke up for school and was still in pain, her parents inspected her bed and saw bullet holes. The girl's doctor told investigators the bullet's entry wound was small and could have been easily overlooked if the family thought she was menstruating. Police don't have a motive for the shooting and no arrest has been made.
Slacker also has a friend that is a single dad raising his daughter. A few weeks ago, on the first day of school, this guy's daughter started her period while she was wearing white pants. As a dad, he didn't really know how to comfort her and it didn't mean anything when he told her other girls go through those situations too. We want to help him out and have women share their embarrassing period stories.
Do you have an awkward first period story? What's the most embarrassing thing that's happened to you while on your period?