DD1 got her period. She's......only......10. Where oh where did my baby go? She's dealing with this so much better than I am. I'm barely Of course all she's thinking is that she gets to get her ears pierced now, and I'm thinking OMW she gets to get her ears pierced!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! (it's a deal we made). I do see the silver lining in the fact that she is only 10. She still has 2 years left in elementary where she is more closely supervised and the threat of drugs and sex are very minimal and I get to "make sure" her hormones don't cause us more issues in this more safeguarded environment. But still. My baby is becoming a woman. And as much as I knew this would happen sooner rather than later, as much as I was preparing both of us for this, I feel as if I've been blindsided.