Monday, March 21, 2011

Kids say the darndest things about D

Have you seen the show hosted by Bill Cosby,  Kids Say the Darnedst Things?  I love kids and their innocent way of telling it like it is.  I decided to do a diabetes version of this on my blog today.  Feel free to join in on the fun and blog or comment about your kiddos and their cuteness about D. 

My nephew was sick and my sister gave him some Tylenol to help with his symptoms.  He looked at her and innocently said "Can people with diabetes have Tylenol?"  Not knowing where he was going with it, my sister just matter of factly answered with a "yes".  My nephew's eyes lit up as he exclaimed, "I know we can give Bekah Tylenol and that will make her better!!"  (Oh Jaxson how I wish this was true, bless your sweet little heart)
my nephew Jaxson with a cupcake beard

David, my 2 year old, looked up at the jars of candy that I keep on the counter for Bekah's low blood sugar (I have a jar of smarties, one of jelly beans and one with starbursts) and said, "I want candy".  I responded with, "not right now" (he knows that if Bekah has a low BG or if he goes potty are really the only times he will get to indulge in these tasty treats.)  With out missing a beat he looked and me and said "I(m) low".  I look at him and say, "nice try buddy, you aren't low".  He was determined, "Bekah low".  I trump him with"no she just checked and was 142, that is not low".  He scratched his head and said, "how abooout Megan?"  (o's streched out for dramatic effect) I chuckle at his persistence and simply said, "you are silly, you know Megan doesn't get low blood sugar".  (My husband has had a few hypoglycemic episodes and the last time I made him check his BG becuase I wanted to know what his BG was- it was 62) David then pipes up as he looks across the room at Jason, "Daddy, you need to check?"  The kids loves his candy what can I say.  I decided that maybe he should try to "go" on the potty so I had an excuse for giving in to his cuteness.

We have lots of testing supplies from different vendors and I have put some of them in a box for "play".  David likes to pretend to check his BG or my BG or the Teddy Bear's BG.  He is a CDE or Endo in the works I think ;)  The other day he had a lancing device (with out the needle) and had figured out how to cock it back and press the button to make a clicking noise.  After a few practices, he then decided it was a gun and began "shooting" everything in site.  Oh the fun that non D families miss out on =)

(not a D moment but still funny) Ok then there is this photo that makes me laugh every time I see it.  My little David was born with a sense of humor.  This was taken just after he turned one.  I was doing laundry and turned around to find this:
look how proud he is sporting his new neck wear


  1. Haha! I had a comment all prepared in my head and then I got to that last photo and lost it! So cute..and I have one JUST like that of my 18 month old!

    My 5 year old so badly wanted to "catch a leprechaun" this year. She said that if she did, she would tell him that he could keep his pot of gold if he would just take away her sister's diabetes - because leprechauns are magic you know!

  2. Oh man... that last pic is just priceless!

    The other day I was checking Mattias's BG and Elise asked me if he had diabetes. When I told her no, she replied, "oh, that's good".

    Amen, Elise... praying it stays that way.

  3. Honestly, the pic is cracking me up!!! And the stories too.

    I posted on this one once...I may repost today and link to you b/c it is too cute...but Joe took a friend to the nurses office with him one day. He was stabbing his finger multiple times...b/c he wasn't getting any blood from his heavily calloused fingers. His friend was horrified over the persistant stabbing that Joe was inflicting upon his fingers. She then asked, innocently with exasperation "HOW many times a day do you do this?" Joe then answered "like 10".... his friend, now horrified, asks..."Does your mother KNOW ABOUT THIS?!!!" LOL

  4. David is too cute and too funny! He's a smart little guy too, running through all of the options for him to get candy.

    Thanks for making me smile this morning. :)

  5. I love at the "never say die" attitude of your little one with the candy! I would have given in, too!! :). So cute! Thanks for sharing!