Monday, October 26, 2009
What's a Mom to Do?
I remember talking to a mom, when Lainey was a baby, about how great it was that her kids were old enough to get themselves a bowl of cereal without waking her up in the morning. That's cool right? Your kid is independent enough to feed themself and mom can sleep in. Well no, it's not cool when that kid is a diabetic.
For the last two mornings my girls will get out of bed, go downstairs, and turn on the T.V. I don't get bothered and enjoy an extra hour or so of sleep. When I've finally drag my behind out of bed and get the girls some breakfast, I've gotten the surprise of my life. Lainey's BG is in the 400's! She is rarely high in the mornings. Totally out of the norm. So I go downstairs to investigate and find a bag of cereal in front of the T.V.
What's a mom to do?
I don't want to battle over food. I don't want to put locks on the kitchen cupboards. I don't want my daughter to starve while I sleep. She thinks she's doing me a favor by not waking her mother up. And she is! A HUGE favor! I like sleeping until 7:30 or 8:00 in the morning. I've done my best to teach Lainey that we check her sugar before she eats and she needs insulin with her food. But she's only 3!
Any advice from you moms who've been there?
Posted by Megann at 10:17 PM