Who doesn't remember her first bra?
My mom and I didn't discuss this. She just went out and bought me one when it was time (i.e. when there was enough to jiggle when I walked). She just came into my room, took it out of the bag, and said "OK. It's time to harness you up."
I remember wanting one that whole school year because many of my friends began wearing bras that year. I felt a left out. As I recall, the same was true for pantyhose! I had to ask for them as a Christmas gift in 8th grade.
Gia seems to be pretty bright. It's a shame she has to hear her beloved father going off the rails so often, but I bet she knows that it's completely unacceptable and when she grows up she will make that known to her husband. Every once in awhile she expresses it to Joe. She's not afraid to call him out on his behavior which is pretty sad - her mom should be doing that, not his 10 year old daughter.