This Boy's "Family Portrait" Includes A Picture Of His Mom On Her Period

A five-year-old boy's drawing has the internet cracking up. Because the picture is of the boy's mom — on her period.
"Oh this is so funny," Penny Rohleder, the boy's mother, wrote on Facebook. "Julian drew a family portrait (forgot Mayanna and Arlyn) but I said to him 'what's that red thing on me?' He said 'that's your period.' Bahahahhahahahahshahahaha."
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It's pretty clear based on that reaction which person in Julian's picture is his mom. (Hint: it's the one with the bright red spot right where her vagina would be.)
"When I first saw the drawing and realised that it included my period, I was in hysterics. It was such an innocent, honest thing for a young child to come out with," Rohleder told Metro UK.
Her photo was shared by Australian parenting blogger Constance Hall, where more than 2,500 people have commented — many of them with their own funny stories about their kids, periods, and slightly "inappropriate" drawings.
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Many of the stories told are of the first moment a kid learned that periods even exist. While many may think that five is a bit too young for a boy to learn what a period is — given that explaining a period means also explaining vaginas and probably uteruses and maybe even babies — Rohleder is proud that her son knows about, and isn't ashamed of, menstrual blood.
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"I shared it because it was funny, but I was also proud that my 5-year-old knows what a period is, when some fully grown men do not," she told Metro. "It’s such a taboo subject for many adults, especially men. Women too, are embarrassed about their bodies and I have absolutely no idea why."
She has a point. If a five-year-old boy has no shame talking about periods, then why are we still sneaking tampons out of our purses?
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