The synaptic connection for this, is – thoughts I’ve been having since I wrote “Man Paws and Periods”.
I remembered I wanted to tell you about over-hearing this conversation between my 9 year old and her 15 year old cousin last summer. I do seem to spend an inordinate amount of time skulking and eavesdropping.
“Does your mum have the menopause?” My daughter asked.
“What’s that?’ he replied.
“When your mum gets grumpy and takes lots of tablets”, she said importantly. She was rightly proud of her knowledge in comparison to the 15 year old.
“Oh yes, I think mum told me something about that,” he muttered. “She gets in bad moods”.
“Does your mum take tablets?” My daughter persisted.
“I’m not sure, what for?” He replied.”
“They help with mood swings” She sounded like a text book.
“What are they?” He sounded lost.
“Well, when your mum shouts at you, especially at bedtime.”