This is a picture of me and Nate skiing. If you look at it, you might notice my totally retro 1970’s skiing knickers, or how many red knitted things I own. You might see Nate’s look of having battled his first hills and stood back up to tell about it. You might just think: happy people, pretty trees. You probably didn’t think, Becca is having her period.
But my mom did.
“Why?” I asked her, when she told me this.
“You had that look.”
“I don’t know, that look. I’m your mother. I know these things.”
And it’s true — I did have my period. My mom is as bad as Santa Claus. Privacy is an illusion. So help me, god.
Anyways, that’s what I look like when I have my period, in case you didn’t know.