Sharing is one of the first and foremost important lessons a parent teaches their child. However when that child has type 1 diabetes this lesson needs a little tweaking.
Today Cara learned that every rule has an exception. Most of the time sharing is great, it causes harmony in our house. I'm always telling the kids to share...but NOT when it comes to food. EVERYONE in the house knows that Cara's food is Cara's food period!
Today at lunch I was muti-tasking, cleaning the kitchen while taking orders for lunch. Both Cody and Kirstin wanted a sandwich, Cara wanted a bagel...no problem.
Cara is the fastest eater I have ever seen, that kid can finish off a plate before I can...she is that fast. If you ever see this kid in a eating contest put your money on her, she will make you rich.
So anyways, before I had the chance to finish cleaning up the kitchen Cara was done, with a funny smile. She informed me that she shared a little with Kirstin. How weird is that I thought to myself. First Kirstin and Cara really do not do anything nice for each other however they have been playing very nice today together. So maybe, but I really did not believe it.
"So how much did you give her?" I said "Oh, just two bites" Cara replied.
So no biggie right...Wrong, I guess those two bites were jammed packed with all the carbs from Cara's lunch because 30 minutes before it was time to check her for pm snack time. She came tripping over to me "MOOOOOM I'm Loooow" and falls to her knees.
To top it all of Cara had been playing in water, so her hands were all pruny and wrinkled and wet and it was nearly impossible to get a good size blood bubble without it running down the lines of her wrinkled fingers.
Frustrating to say the least!!
3 tries and 5 seconds later...3.6mmols
YUCK!! and Good catch Miss Cara, but I'm still trying to figure out what in the hell she did with her bagel? because I know my math was not off...this time!!!