According to Jim (2001–2009): Season 7, Episode 7 - Period Peace - full transcript

Jim is surprised to find out the Gracie has started her monthly periods, and Ruby is angry that she has not yet started. Ruby and Gracie argue about everything.

(whirring)

COME ON.

WHAT THE HELL?

(turns vacuum off)

HEY, WHEN YOU'RE DONE OVER HERE,
MY PLACE IS A MESS.

VERY FUNNY. THERE'S SOMETHING
WRONG WITH THIS THING.

IT WON'T SUCK
ANYTHING UP.

AH, COULD BE A COUPLE THINGS.
IT'S PROBABLY THE BAG.

YEAH, WHEN IT FILLS UP,

THE SUCKING CAPACITY'S
DIMINISHED.

THAT'S JUST
BASIC VACUUM SCIENCE.



LET ME TAKE A LOOK. WHAT,
YOU KNOW ABOUT THIS STUFF?

AH, YEAH, I READ
A LOT OF MANUALS...

VACUUM CLEANERS, PHONE CHARGERS,
D.V.R.s... KIND OF A HOBBY.

YOU'RE AN ODD LITTLE GUY,
AREN'T YOU?

I'VE BEEN TOLD SO.
OH, ALL RIGHT.

JUST PRESS THAT BUTTON.
SHOULD POP RIGHT OPEN.

OH.

YEAH.

(clears throat)

YOU HAVE THE M-5 BAGLESS
WITH THE EXPULSION CARTRIDGE.

I DIDN'T EXPECT THAT TO HAPPEN.
(laughs)

(whirring)

(gasps)

OH! AH! AH!



DID YOU EXPECT THAT?

AAH!

♪♪♪

HI, HONEY.
YEAH, IT'S ME.

WHAT DO YOU MEAN,
"WHAT IS IT NOW?"

I AM REALLY HURT BY THAT.

I WAS CALLING
JUST TO SAY THAT...

THAT I LOVE YOU, BABY.

YEAH, AND I WANTED TO KNOW,
H-HOW'S YOUR MOM DOING?

YEAH, YEAH, GREAT.

LISTEN, WHILE I GOT YOU
ON THE PHONE, I-I-I, UH...

IT OCCURS TO ME THAT I JUST
CAN'T FIND THE WAFFLE IRON.

FINE, I'LL TALK TO YOU
TOMORROW.

HOW COULD SHE SAY,

"'WHERE'S THE WAFFLE IRON'
IS A STUPID QUESTION?"

HERE IT IS.

ALL RIGHT, KIDS,
COME ON DOWN.

(Ruby) I HATE YOU, GRACIE!
(door slams)

(Gracie) YOU'RE JUST JEALOUS!
(door slams)

YOU KNOW WHAT?

THIS HAS BEEN GOING ON
FOR THE LAST THREE DAYS.

THESE TWO ARE SO CRABBY,
IT'S LIKE HAVING

ONE ADULT WOMAN HERE. JIM, COME
ON. I GREW UP WITH TWO SISTERS.

ONE PROBABLY SLEPT WITH
THE OTHER ONE'S BOYFRIEND.

(Gracie) MOVE!

(Ruby) WHY ARE YOU PUSHING ME DOWN
THE STAIRS? COME ON, COME ON, COME ON.

KNOCK IT OFF. COME UP HERE.
(Gracie) BECAUSE I WANT TO GET DOWN!

WHAT IS GOING ON
WITH THE TWO OF YOU?

NOTHING. NOTHING,
AND SHE STARTED IT.

I DID NOT!
YES, YOU DID!

HEY, HEY, HEY...

'CAUSE YOU'RE
THE NICE ONE, RIGHT?

OKAY, JIM, UNLESS THOSE
"AFTER SCHOOL SPECIALS"

LIED TO ME
WHEN I WAS A KID,

I KNOW EXACTLY
WHAT THIS IS ABOUT.

WHAT?

DRUGS OR BULIMIA.

I DON'T KNOW, ANDY,
THIS SOUNDS PRETTY SERIOUS.

I-I GOTTA FIX THIS THING.

YEAH, GOOD IDEA.
CALL CHERYL.

NO, I'M NOT
GONNA CALL CHERYL.

COME ON, I CAN FIX
TWO GIRLS FIGHTING.

I MEAN, I FOUND
THE WAFFLE IRON, DIDN'T I?

GOOD POINT, BUT THEY'RE
NOT TALKING TO YOU.

HOW ARE YOU GONNA FIGURE OUT
WHAT THEY'RE FIGHTING ABOUT?

WELL, YOU KNOW WHAT?

SANTA GAVE THEM DIARIES
FOR A REASON.

I LIKE SANTA.

YEAH, YOU DO.

ALL RIGHT, ANDY,
IF WE WERE GIRLS,

WHERE WOULD WE HIDE
OUR DIARIES?

JIM, IF YOU WANT TO GET INSIDE
THE MIND OF A YOUNG GIRL,

YOU HAVE TO BECOME ONE,
SO LET'S ROLE-PLAY.

NOW, ANDY... I'LL BE MARCI...
NO, NO, NO, NO... MARCIELLA...

ALL RIGHT.

THE SWEET BUT SHY
SEVENTH GRADER

WHO LIKES
TO SET THINGS ON FIRE.

AND YOU, YOU, YOU'RE ELEANORE,
THE GIRL EVERYONE HATES.

LOOK! JUST LOOK FOR IT.

VOILá.

OH.
RIGHT HERE.

ALL RIGHT, WHAT DO YOU WANT...

TALL AND SULLEN
OR SHORT AND SASSY?

GIVE ME RUBY.

I DON'T WANT TO KNOW
HOW GRACIE'S MIND WORKS.

ALL RIGHT.

HEY-OH,
I GOT A SHOUT-OUT.

"THIS AFTERNOON,
UNCLE ANDY CAME OVER."

THAT'S ME. I DID THAT.
YEAH, I KNOW WHO IT IS.

"HE ATE A WHOLE BAG
OF JELLY BEANS,

"THEN PASSED OUT
ON OUR COUCH.

HE SMELLS LIKE
A STRIP CLUB AND SADNESS."

MAYBE READING THESE
ISN'T SUCH A GOOD IDEA, JIM.

ANDY, DON'T THROW OUT
THIS DIARY.

HOW AM I GONNA FIND OUT WHAT MY KIDS
ARE UP TO? UH, YOU COULD TALK TO HER.

YEAH, BUT SHE GOES ON
AND ON AND ON AND ON AND ON.

(draws in deep breath)

OH, MY GOD.

WHAT IS IT?

IT'S A... WRAPPER...

OF A MAXI PAD.

MY LITTLE RUBY
IS BECOMING A WOMAN.

JIM, JIM, CALM DOWN.

THIS IS A WRAPPER
FOR AN ICE CREAM SANDWICH.

THANK GOD.
YEAH.

THIS IS
A MAXI PAD WRAPPER.

CHERYL, CHERYL, CHERYL,

CHERYL, CHERYL,
I NEED TO TALK TO YOU.

UH, UH... I NEED TO TALK YOU
ABOUT SOME, UH... STUFF,

SOME VERY UNCOMFORTABLE,
EMBARRASSING STUFF.

UH, JIM, THE PLUNGER'S
UNDER THE SINK.

NO, CHERYL, IT'S NOT THAT.

ALTHOUGH
THAT'S GOOD TO KNOW.

LOOK, HONEY, YOU TOLD ME
IF I CAME DOWN HERE

TO TAKE CARE OF MY MOM,
YOU COULD HANDLE THE HOUSE.

I CAN'T DEAL WITH EVERY
LITTLE PROBLEM THAT COMES UP.

CHERYL, THIS IS NOT
A LITTLE PROBLEM!

THIS IS BIG. THIS IS HUGE.
THIS IS HONKING.

YOU'RE A GROWN MAN.
HANDLE IT.

LOOK, I'VE REALLY GOT TO GO
GET MY MOM TO THE DOCTOR.

I'LL CALL YOU TOMORROW, OKAY?
I LOVE YOU.

CHERYL,
DON'T HANG UP ON ME!

(grunts)

SO DID SHE TELL YOU HOW TO PUT
THE KIBOSH ON RUBY'S PERIOD?

WE ARE ON OUR OWN,
MY FRIEND.

OH, HOW WE HANDLE THIS, JIM,

WILL AFFECT RUBY
FOR THE REST OF HER LIFE.

YEAH.

(slurps)

AHH.

BUT LUCKILY FOR HER,

SHE'S GOT TWO KNOWLEDGEABLE MEN
OF THE WORLD

HERE TO HELP HER.

SHE'S GONNA NEED MORE
THAN ONE OF THESE, RIGHT?

THERE IT IS.
AISLE NINE.

NO-MAN'S-LAND.

OH, NO... AISLE NINE.

NO! LET'S GO, LET'S GO.

(sighs)

ALL RIGHT.

WELL, CHERYL'S NOT HERE,

SO I JUST HAVE TO... MAN UP
AND BE A WOMAN.

AFTER YOU, MY FRIEND.

NO... OH, HELL, NO.
I'M NOT GOING IN THERE.

WELL, COME ON... NO, THERE'S
NO TELLING WHAT DARKNESS LURKS

AT THE HEART OF AISLE NINE.
COME ON, GROW UP.

NO, NOT MOVING. COME ON, GET
IN TOUCH WITH YOUR FEMININE SIDE.

NO. JIM! COME ON,
GET IN THERE. GET...

(both grunting)

COME ON, COME ON!
GET IN THERE!

I'M SICK OF THIS!

I'M SICK OF...
I'M SICK OF YOU!

(laughs) HEY.
HI.

HI.

SO, UH, THAT TIME
OF THE MONTH, HUH?

OW. WHAT?

WHAT ARE YOU DOING?

WOW.

I CAN'T PRONOUNCE
HALF THESE WORDS.

WELL, TURN THE BOX.

IT GOES FROM SPANISH
TO ENGLISH.

OH.

SO, WH-WHAT DO WE DO?
WHICH ONE DO WE PICK?

WELL, YOU KNOW WHAT?

YOU CAN'T BE TOO SAFE.

WE MAY HAVE GONE
A LITTLE OVERBOARD.

WELL, I JUST WANT RUBY
TO KNOW

THAT I CARE ABOUT HER,
YOU KNOW?

AND IF THESE THINGS
ARE ANYTHING LIKE SHOES,

SHE'S GONNA WANT A VARIETY.

OH, LOOK AT THIS... IT SAYS HERE
THAT IN MANY CULTURES,

YOU THROW A YOUNG LADY A PARTY
TO WELCOME HER INTO WOMANHOOD.

OH, KIND OF LIKE
A FRATERNITY INITIATION, HUH?

OH, HEY, THIS COMPANY
SELLS A CEREMONIAL KIT

WITH EVERYTHING YOU NEED
TO... AND I QUOTE...

"EASE THE TRANSITION
FROM GIRL TO WOMAN."

ANDY, THAT SOUNDS PERFECT.

HEY, SEE IF THEY GOT ONE THERE
FOR BOYS.

I NEED ONE FOR KYLE...
"WHY DOES MY WINKY TINGLE?"

(Ruby) QUIT BEING SUCH A JERK!

(Gracie) YOU'RE THE JERK!

(door slams)

OH, IF SOMEONE TALKED
TO MARCIELLA LIKE THAT,

SHE'D BURN 'EM DOWN.

I'M GONNA
TAKE CARE OF THIS.

I WISH YOU WERE NEVER BORN!
YEAH, WELL, GUESS WHAT? I WAS.

ALL RIGHT, ALL RIGHT.
NOW JUST HOLD UP HERE.

I THINK I KNOW
WHAT'S GOING ON.

WHATEVER.
YOU DON'T KNOW ANYTHING.

GRACIE, YOU GOTTA CUT
YOUR SISTER A LITTLE BREAK.

WHY?

COME HERE.

YOU KNOW...
WELL, IT'S LIKE THIS.

UM, THERE'S A REASON

THAT YOUR SISTER'S BEEN
IMPOSSIBLE TO DEAL WITH LATELY.

I MEAN, SHE'S JUST
A LITTLE BIT OLDER THAN YOU,

AND SHE'S STARTING
HER... UH...

UH...

THING.

HER PERIOD.

(breathes in sharply)

ALL RIGHT,

IF YOU WANT TO BE TECHNICAL
AND ICKY ABOUT IT, YEAH.

NOW YOUR MOM'S ON VACATION,

AND SO YOUR UNCLE ANDY AND I
THOUGHT IT WOULD BE NICE

IF WE THREW HER A LITTLE PARTY,
YOU KNOW,

A NICE LITTLE PARTY,
YOU KNOW, AS KIND OF A...

THE FRATERNITY OF...

OF GIRLS
BECOMING WOMEN PARTY.

DAD, RUBY DIDN'T
GET HER PERIOD.

I DID.

OH.

HA HA.

I WASN'T PREPARED
FOR THIS.

(Ruby) GRACIE,
GET YOUR STUPID SHOES

OFF MY SIDE
OF THE STUPID ROOM!

YOU'RE STUPID! DON'T YOU TALK...
WAIT A MINUTE, WAIT A MINUTE,

WAIT A MINUTE, WAIT A MINUTE,
WAIT A MINUTE, WAIT A MINUTE.

WAIT A MINUTE.
I'M GONNA GO UPSTAIRS, OKAY?

I'M GONNA TELL RUBY

WHY YOU'VE BEEN SO IMPOSSIBLE
TO DEAL WITH LATELY, ALL RIGHT?

AND... AND MEANWHILE,
YOU GO IN THE KITCHEN,

AND UNCLE ANDY, UH, IS GONNA
HELP YOU KICK SOME TIRES

ON SOME BRANDS...
OF... STUFF,

BECAUSE...

YOU KNOW, YOU'RE STARTING
YOUR, UH... THING.

PERIOD.

I CAN SAY IT!

PERIOD, PERIOD,
PERIOD, PERIOD!

THING, THING, THING!

OH, YOU GOT IT,
ALL RIGHT.

HEY, RUBY.

WHAT DO YOU WANT?

WELL, I-I THINK I KNOW
WHY YOU'RE MAD.

NO, YOU DON'T.

YEAH, YEAH, I KNOW WHY

YOUR SISTER HAS BEEN
DRIVING YOU CRAZY,

YOU WANT
TO TEAR HER HEAD OFF.

I GET IT, BELIEVE ME.

I'VE BEEN GOING THROUGH IT
WITH YOUR MOTHER FOR YEARS.

BUT YOU CAN'T BLAME IT
ON HER,

'CAUSE SHE'S... YOU KNOW,

SHE STARTED HER...
HER THING.

YOU MEAN HER PERIOD.

IS THERE
ANOTHER WORD FOR IT?

PERIOD. YES,
SHE STARTED HER PERIOD.

COME ON, YOU KNOW EXACTLY
WHAT I'M TALKING ABOUT.

ACTUALLY, I DON'T.
I HAVEN'T GOTTEN MINE YET.

OH.

HUH.

WELL, I WASN'T PREPARED
FOR THAT.

HEY, RUBY, YOU...
YOU DON'T HAVE TO WORRY

ABOUT NOT GETTING
YOUR... YOUR THING YET.

I MEAN, IT DOESN'T MAKE YOU
ANY LESS OF A WOMAN.

IT ACTUALLY MAKES YOU
MORE OF A LITTLE GIRL.

COME ON, HONEY.
YOU WANT TO TALK ABOUT IT?

WITH YOU? GOD, NO.

ARE YOU SURE?

BECAUSE MAYBE WE CAN
FIGURE SOMETHING OUT

TO KINDA HELP IT ALONG,
YOU KNOW,

LIKE YOU DO
WITH PREGNANT WOMEN.

HAVE YOU TRIED
EATING STEAK?

JUMPING ROPE?

HANGING OUT
WITH OLDER GIRLS?

YOU... YOU CAN DRINK
FROM THEIR CUP

AND MAYBE THEIR HORMONES'LL
RUB OFF ON YOU.

I WILL DO ANYTHING TO STOP
TALKING ABOUT THIS RIGHT NOW.

WELL... (laughs)

MY CAR'S PRETTY DIRTY.

ARE YOU SURE
YOU'RE NOT STARTING IT?

SO, UH,
YOU GOT THIS STUFF HERE.

UM, AND, UM...

I THINK THIS THING, UH,

OKAY, IT GOES LIKE THAT.

AND, UM, WHOO...

OKAY, THIS MUST GO
OVER THE SHOULDER.

MAYBE, UH...

HEY, CAN YOU JUST... SNAP
AT THE BOTTOM LIKE A BODICE.

OKAY, STOP. CAN YOU
JUST PLEASE LEAVE ME ALONE?

THEY SHOWED US HOW TO USE
THIS STUFF AT SCHOOL.

CAN YOU TEACH IT
TO ME, THEN?

HEY. SO, UH...

HOW'S IT GOING?

DAD?
YES.

I'VE BEEN THINKING.
MM-HMM.

I WANT A PARTY.
WHAT?

WELL, YOU WERE GOING TO GIVE
RUBY ONE, SO I WANT ONE.

HONEY, I DON'T THINK
THAT'S SUCH A GOOD IDEA.

I MEAN, RUBY'S GONNA
GET REALLY UPSET.

DO YOU WANT TO SEE UPSET?

DO YOU WANT TO SEE UPSET?!

OH, NO, JIM,
SHE'S HULKING OUT.

I WILL SHOW YOU UPSET!

GIVE HER SOME CHOCOLATE.
GIVE HER SOME CHOCOLATE.

I ATE IT IN THE CAR.

RUN.
DO YOU WANT... (screams)

OW! OKAY, OKAY, OKAY.
WE'RE GONNA HAVE A PARTY.

WE'RE GONNA HAVE THE PARTY.
I WANT THAT PARTY NOW!

YOU'RE GONNA HAVE IT!
WE'RE GONNA HAVE IT!

WELCOME TO GRACIE'S
FIRST MOON PARTY.

WELCOME, SISTERS,
WELCOME.

(strums)

THANK YOU, ANDY.

WELL, TYPICALLY, THE ONLY GUESTS
THAT ARE INVITED

TO A CELEBRATION LIKE THIS

ARE WOMEN WHO'VE ALREADY...
HAD THEIR... THING.

BUT THIS WAS SUCH SHORT NOTICE
THAT I HAD TO IMPROVISE.

SO LYNN HERE
IS GRACIE'S GYM TEACHER.

A GUY.

YEAH.

WHICH I DIDN'T KNOW
WHEN I EVITED YOU.

WELCOME, LYNN.

YES, WELCOME, SISTER,
WELCOME. (Jim) YES.

(strums)

I'D LIKE TO WELCOME, UH,
SOME OF GRACIE'S FRIENDS

WHO'VE ALREADY
GONE THROUGH THE CHANGE.

IT'S NOT A BIG LIST.

JUST MIRIAM HERE.

IT TURNS OUT THAT...

MAYBE SHE JUST WAS INJURED
DURING GYMNASTICS.

DAD, WHAT ARE YOU DOING?

WHEN YOU SAID "PARTY,"

I THOUGHT THERE WAS GONNA BE
PRESENTS AND A CAKE.

NOW THIS IS JUST WEIRD.
NO, THIS IS NOT WEIRD, HONEY.

THIS IS THE CELEBRATION
OF YOU BECOMING A WOMAN.

ANDY, RELEASE THE THOUSAND
WHITE BUTTERFLIES.

ONE, TWO, THREE.

OH, HOW CUTE.
THEY MUST BE ASLEEP.

(chuckles)

COME ON. COME ON.

I KNEW I SHOULDN'T
HAVE LEFT 'EM IN MY CAR.

STUPID!

I'M OUTTA HERE.

♪ THERE ARE LOTS
OF WORDS OF WISDOM ♪

♪ IN "THE ILIAD" ♪

♪ BUT NOTHING IN THERE ♪

♪ ABOUT GETTING YOUR PERIOD ♪

LET'S GO. THANKS, MAN.

I...
NO, NO, NO.

THERE'S MORE.

IS YOUR STUPID PARTY
OVER YET?

YEAH, IT WAS AWESOME.

LIAR. I WATCHED IT
THROUGH THE WINDOW.

UNCLE ANDY THREW DEAD BUGS
ALL OVER THE PLACE.

OKAY, YOU'RE JUST JEALOUS

BECAUSE YOU DIDN'T
GET YOUR PERIOD.

WHY ARE YOU BEING
SUCH A JERK ABOUT THIS?

OKAY, YOU ARE BEING A JERK!
DON'T CALL ME NAMES!

OH, 'CAUSE WE'RE IN PRESCHOOL, RIGHT? HEY,
HEY, HEY, NOW COME ON! STOP IT! STOP IT!

I CANNOT HANDLE THIS.

YOU KNOW WHAT?
I GOTTA TELL YOU SOMETHING.

I THOUGHT I COULD HANDLE THIS
WITHOUT YOUR MOTHER,

BUT I WAS WRONG.

WHAT ARE YOU DOING?

WHAT AM I DOING?

I'M PACKING YOUR STUFF.

I CAN'T GET YOU TWO
TO STOP FIGHTING,

SO I'M SHIPPING YOU
TO FLORIDA.

WHAT? YES, I'M SHIPPING
YOU TO FLORIDA.

YOU ARE
YOUR MOTHER'S PROBLEM NOW.

OKAY, FINE. FINE.

WAIT, WAIT. YOU'RE GOING?
THEN I'M SO NOT GOING.

OKAY, THEN I'M NOT GOING,
EITHER.

NO, NO, NO. YOU KNOW WHAT?
I'M GONNA GO.

I'M GONNA GO TO FLORIDA,
NOT TO SEE YOUR MOM,

BUT TO GET DRUNK,
STINKING DRUNK,

BECAUSE I HEAR THE CLUBS
IN MIAMI ARE REALLY FUN.

IS HE OKAY?

YOU KNOW WHAT? YOU KNOW WHAT?

I TOLD YOUR MOTHER
NOT TO FEED YOU,

BECAUSE IF SHE DIDN'T FEED YOU,
THEN YOU'D STAY LITTLE GIRLS.

BUT NOW LOOK AT YOU.
YOU'RE WOMEN!

WELL, AT LEAST ONE OF US.

OH, MY GOD,
YOU ARE SO NOT A WOMAN.

YOU DON'T EVEN KNOW FRACTIONS. I
KNOW YOU'RE HALF THE WOMAN I AM.

OH, MY GOD!
OH, MY GOSH!

(Gracie) YOU JUST PUSHED ME! ALL
RIGHT, ALL RIGHT, ALL RIGHT, ALL RIGHT.

STOP IT! THAT'S IT,
THAT'S IT. THAT'S ENOUGH.

NO MORE FIGHTING.
NO MORE FIGHTING.

WHAT IS THE BIG DEAL HERE?

WHO CARES WHO GETS
THEIR PERIOD FIRST?

I DO. RUBY GETS TO DO
EVERYTHING FIRST.

OH, SO IT'S MY FAULT
I'M OLDER?

I'M NOT SAYING
IT'S YOUR FAULT.

IT JUST STINKS
ALWAYS BEING SECOND.

YOU KNOW HOW YOU FEEL NOW?

I FEEL LIKE THAT
ALL THE TIME.

REALLY? YOU'VE NEVER
TOLD ME THAT BEFORE.

WELL, WH-WHAT'S
GOING ON HERE?

I MEAN, I-I JUST HEARD
A LOT OF YELLING,

AND NOW
THERE'S A LOT OF QUIET.

WE'RE MAKING UP.

YOU ARE? WHO WON?

NOBODY WON.

WELL, HOW DO YOU KNOW IT'S OVER
UNLESS SOMEBODY WINS?

HE JUST DOESN'T GET IT.

I KNOW.

SORRY I WAS BEING
SUCH A JERK.

I'M SORRY, TOO.

BY THE WAY,

AFTER SEEING THE KIND OF PARTY
THAT DADDY THREW FOR YOU,

I'M KINDA GLAD
YOU GOT TO GO FIRST.

I HOPE I DON'T GET MY PERIOD
TILL MOMMY COMES BACK.

YEAH, YOU AND ME BOTH.

ARE YOU SURE
THEY'RE JUST TAKING A NAP?

YEAH, YEAH, AND YOU BETTER
HURRY UP BEFORE THEY WAKE UP,

'CAUSE THEY'RE GONNA BE MAD.

ATTABOY. COME ON.

(cell phone rings)

HOLD ON.

HELLO?

HEY, HONEY.

WELL, HELLO, STRANGER.

OH, I'M SORRY
I HAVEN'T HAD TIME TO TALK.

MOM HAS REALLY BEEN
KEEPING ME GOING.

BUT I THINK
AFTER THAT BOX OF WINE,

SHE'LL BE DOWN FOR A COUPLE OF
HOURS. (laughs) WELL, THAT'S GOOD,

BECAUSE I HAVE
SO MUCH TO TALK TO YOU ABOUT.

RUBY AND GRACIE
GOT IN A BIG FIGHT

BECAUSE GRACIE GOT HER PERIOD
BEFORE RUBY.

WHAT?

WELL, WHY DIDN'T YOU TELL ME?
DID SHE KNOW WHAT TO DO?

AH, IT WAS NO BIGGIE, REALLY.
IT'S FINE.

I CAN'T BELIEVE I MISSED

SUCH AN IMPORTANT MOMENT
IN OUR LITTLE GIRL'S LIFE.

CHERYL, DON'T WORRY ABOUT IT.

I HANDLED IT.
DON'T GET UPSET.

DON'T GET UPSET?

DO YOU WANT TO SEE UPSET?

DO YOU WANT TO SEE UPSET?!

IT'S THE 15th, ISN'T IT?

UH, CHERYL, UH, WHY DON'T YOU
HAVE SOME CHOCOLATE

AND CALL ME IN FIVE DAYS?

GRACIE, YOUR MOTHER'S
ON THE PHONE!