Last night Cara got the chance to sleep over at Nana's and she was over the moon excited.
Having 6 kids it is always nice when the grandparents take one for the team and take a kid or two for the night.
A change in atmosphere and getting away from the insanity of their siblings is a special treat.
Most times Connor and Kylie are the "Lucky Ones" as they are 9 and 7 and they have a lot of fun "hanging out" with their grandparents. Cody is 2, still in diapers and has naps sooooo it's kinda a pain to do anything with him, Kirstin is 4 and still needs that constant help and she is always in your ear soooo a little annoying, Kailyn is 14 and really is not interested in sleepovers with the grandparents and Cara, well she has type 1 diabetes soooo very scary for grandparents and us!!
Don''t you shake your head in dismay at me...Cara has on a few occasions slept over at Nana's and I think once at Pepe's & Grandma's house but mostly when my husband and I really need a babysitter for the night.
But yesterday was different, yesterday Cara was the "Lucky One", she was spending the whole day with Nana, swimming in her pool and then spending the night and I was a nervous wreck. I'm not sure if it was because of the swimming all day in the hot sun, or her just getting over a tummy bug so her numbers are a little lower then normal or just my emotional state right now with T1.
BUT with a great big kiss and a "I will miss you mom" she went running off without a worry or care in the world...ahhhh to be young again!!
I was FREAKING out, obsessively, every minute felt like an hour but my husband kept me calm with the thought that we are only a phone call away.
Yes, if there is any problems all she needs to do is call.
We called a few times to check in and Nana was doing a great job giving carbs for the extra exercise, she even corrected a low (2.3mmols) without any issue. She called us at every meal time to make sure the right amount of insulin was given and we got to talk to Cara who was just beaming over the phone. I'm sure she was having a great time.
So when the phone rang at 3:00 am in the morning my heart dropped and I thought I was going to puke.
I made my husband get the phone...."Who is it" I yelled??
A few seconds later I had my answer
It seems a few boys were having a sleepover and decided it was a good idea to call my 14 year old daughter at 3 am in the Gosh darn morning...ugh!! You have to be kidding me, I think my husband and I fell back asleep finally, 2 hours later, after our hearts stopped pounding out of our chests...
Hats off to you amazing mommas who are dealing with camp and T1 Reyna, Misty, Heidi and Meri I bow down to your greatness and nerves of STEAL!! Oh wondrous ones, please show me the way of T1 dominance.
On a more serous note I would love to ask you all for your thoughts, and prayers or hugs and good vibes, and your finger crossing luck for our dear friend Laura and her daughter Sophie who is going through a very tough time right now. We love you and your whole family and thinking of you night and day!!