Maverick Austin is being hailed as ‘father of the year’ for the amazing way he handled his 11-year-old daughter’s first period.
The single dad from Austin, Texas didn’t feel any queasiness or discomfort men usually experience when faced with the topic, especially the period of their daughters.
When his daughter, Avi, had her first period, he immediately jumped into action. Maverick brought her a change of clothes and bought her all the necessary items.
After asking Avi if it was okay to share what happened with his friends and family on Facebook, Maverick shared the story online.
“So today I got ‘The Call,’” he started. Avi called him from school and said: “Dad, it’s weird, but I think I pooped my pants!”
“So I rush to school take her a change of undies, put the old ones in a bag and rush back to my conference call and threw the bag in the kitchen trash,” he recalled.
“Few hours later she calls and I had to put a very important work meeting I’m hosting on hold which I never do and she says, “Dad it happened again.”
“I’m confused and very annoyed because I’m super busy… I yell, “Just wipe your butt better then stuff toilet paper in the back of your pants and I’ll have to call you back in an hour!” and I hang up.”
Blood can appear brownish and thick when it starts to dry. “A few minutes later, it hits me… omg!!!” Maverick wrote. “I rush to the trash to dig out and inspect the undies from earlier and scream, “That’s blood, not poop!!
“I interrupt my project meeting and explain to my banking colleagues that I’m VERY sorry but I have to go! I’m racing to the school while calling them telling the nurse to “go find my child!” Speeding and having a panic attack because my child called me for help and I just “left her to die on the battlefield!
“I run in the office and she’s standing there very calm looking at me and says, “Dad…. I officially started my first… ” and I stopped her and said, “I already know Avi… it hit me a few minutes after I hung up on you.”
Avi then mentioned that when a tooth falls out, tooth fairy arrives to give something. She then asked if she would get anything for having her first period.
“So I snuck off to the store and when she got out of the shower I told her “The Period Fairy” brought you something,” Maverick shared. He also included a picture of Avi smiling over her sweets.
He also explained that he had already purchased pads ‘for months’ in preparation.
Facebook users were so amazed by his actions, with one writing: “Awwww that’s the best!!! And those are perfect treats. There should also be period fairies hahaha.”
Another said: “Men don’t typically like to talk about “lady time”, but you are an awesome dad.”
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