Janet Mbugua has opened up about her most embarrassing menstrual period story.
She took to social media opening up that she was preparing for a fun afternoon with her children one day when her firstborn son noticed some bloodstains on her pants.
Janet narrated that it was such an awkward moment that left her so embarrassed.
"Is there any woman who can confidently say they never had an embarrassing menstrual staining story? 😩
Here’s my latest one, from yesterday, no less:
I’m walking in front of my sons towards the play area at home, as we prepare for a fun afternoon of activities. Huru remarks casually, ‘Mum, I think you sat on the red flowers’.
I’m trying to figure out what he means and then I freeze and try to act normal all at once. Our nanny, who was walking behind us and had already seen my mess even before Huru did, was rushing to my aid. She whispers, ‘umeharibu nguo’( you’ve spoilt your clothes).
The hush tones and my general embarrassment now really have Huru and Mali curious. They’re both staring at us.
By this time I’m walking backwards towards my bedroom, a weak smile on my face." Janet explained
She then went ahead to paint the picture of how the conversation went.
"Huru: What’s wrong?
Me: (weak smile) Nothing, bubba.
Mali: What wrong?
Me: (still weak-smiling) Nothing dear! (as I perfect my moonwalk)
Nanny: (awkward gaze)
Me: I’m fine everyone, it’s just -
Huru: Red flowers . From your office room when you were filming.
Oh yes! I had been filming some content for @myfirsttimestories and @inuadada, which entailed red rose petals. Who was I to argue!
Me: Yes, red flowers. I’ll just change and come play, ok?
Huru and Mali: Ok!
They’re 2 and 5, I didn’t have the bandwidth or bravado to explain periods, let alone period stains, at that moment. Still don’t, but soon will.
But fam, I was so embarrassed! Why do we freak out? In my case I thought, ‘Sis, you talk about this all the time. You have the tools and knowledge to do better. What’s up?’ But, I’m human!"
Smart save yeah? I know this has happened to so many women but from her story, do not be ashamed, it is only normal.