So here’s a show stopper: what do you do when your child - the one who doesn’t have diabetes - expresses envy of the one who does?
That is cute!
Nate sounds like he is definitely mature for his age, since he understands so much about T1 and reminds you to check on Eric! (And Eric will be mature for his age, too-- having T1 makes you grow up fast!)
My mom had this problem so she let my brother who wanted to say the same thing see everything like my needle injections ( which we used to do in the parents room ) um since at the time I was on injections I had to eat at the right time with no way to argue so my brother did to and after all that seemed harsh to my parents to do to my brother since this is a disease the family as a whole is affected by they switched my low treatments like the candy switched to 1 slice of bread with little peanut butter if I fought that then it was a glass of milk or later on glucose tabs which they let my brother try and he said yuck and never said anything about it again. ohh and also glucose gel he tried that and spit it out! so you will find a way my parents never made me feel different or missing out on stuff because of diabetes.
@Tom, yes indeed. Eric’s nap time on weekends is prime-time for Nate. It’s a little harder during the week since I work and the boys are in daycare, but Nate gets his share of attention.
@Katie, Nate is a very, very smart kid. He understands a great deal and I have to be pretty careful what I say. When Eric went to the hospital, literally 24 hours after we’d had to put one of our horses to sleep due to a broken leg (worse, it was the baby of the herd, a six-month-old filly Nate had seen birthed), he asked me as soon as I got home from the hospital after 2 days’ absence whether the doctor was going to “put Eric to sleep so he could go to heaven.” I hastened to reassure him that unlike Sweet Melissa, Eric’s problem could be fixed, and there would be NO going to heaven for Eric, not for a long, long, long time. And that was when Nate was only 3 years old.
It sounds as tho both of those boys are really lucky to have you.
Sometimes I feel like they have me surrounded :0
Well, of course. You are out numbered!
Out numbered and frequently outsmarted…