This is a way for me to vent. T1D can be so frustrating; you think you got it all figured out and then BOOM! We got 200+ mg/dl over our average blood sugar and you have no idea why! Eating the same foods, drinking the same amount of water...what the heck is going on? Might be stress, upcoming sickness, allergies, a loose tooth, the weather, adrenaline, etc, etc. This is one chronic illness that you just can't figure out...which is tough for someone who likes control. Life goes on. We count our blessings and just take one step at a time!
Got me there, kid. Can't argue with that, but eat your dang veggies anyway. Love, mom.
It didn't take me too long as a T1D mom that I realized my sleep would be interrupted. Forever. Or until my son grows up and is like 40 years old. And that's okay, it's part of the package. There is a lot of support and other wonderful parents who go through the exact same thing. We can cry on each others shoulders and laugh as we make cheesy jokes about coffee iv's and other things.
I'm not much of conspiracy theorist, but I have no doubt the phone (that I am way too dependent on!) is listening to my every dang word. Oh well, may as well make the best of it!
I love the cooler weather, but the one part I hate about it all the socks. I never knew we had so many and how on earth they end up in places like under the hutch in the dining room, or next to the cat food dish. But lots of socks laying around also reminds me of the fact that there are a lot of little feet in this home still, and I'm thankful for that!
This was an interesting season. We got the stomach bug as a family, one after another. But it was a tricky little bug. We were sick for a few days, thought we were all better, and then had like one or two more days of sickness again! But we all survived, and honestly I almost forgot about this (posting months later). Just goes to show that when the world seems like it is ending...this too shall pass.
"...If I could have learned the lesson of knowing when I was well." Jonathan Swift, Gulliver's Travels.
Please laugh with me on this one. My 8-year-old son was diagnosed with Type 1 Diabetes on October 12. Just after the doctor told us, my son looked to me and said, "This is going to be an adventure!" You got that right, son! I'm not posting this for sympathy, but just to share the irony of life. I do keep thinking about the Jonathan Swift quote above...and even in this it still applies because there is so much to be thankful for.
We fostered a dog (Lilly!) for about 6 months. It was my first experience in the land of all things dog. She was a rescue and we were not sure what her exact breed was, but it must have been all of the most hyper herding dogs...all combined into one sweet little thing. I would often take her for walks and it never ceased to amaze me just how often she stopped to pee and mark her territory. Apparently she thought the entire neighborhood was her territory.
#doglife #pottybreaks #bladder sizes
Thomas has been reading through Lord of the Rings to the kids for the past few months. As parents we had a very proud moment when our 8-year-old quoted Gandalf whilst playing with his wooden sword. We must be doing something right.
This happens a lot, and it feels weird. And I don't even know what I'm going to do with myself with when my kids grow up and move out and start lives of their own. Waaaaahhh. But let's not go there. Enjoy the moments.
The other day I realized I have been mispronouncing "metronome" and it took some effort of thought to pronounce it correctly, hence "metro-gnome" That's all I have to say about this comic. You're welcome.
Overdue library books. All the time. I am a procrastinator in all things and even reviewing this comic reminds me of my school days and many late assignments. I thought I would grow out of this as an adult. At least I got a good comic out of it and a little extra cash to our library :)
This one still makes me laugh, probably because it really did happen - multiple times. Man, those nights were rough! Also, I never got to a third episode because I got sick. And it sucked. And I found nothing funny about it.
Sometimes humor helps with the not-so-fun moments in life, and it did with this. Thankfully the kids didn't get hit hard, it lasted about 24 hours with each of them.
Here's to another year, even if it's called 2020 too. May we enjoy a year of personal growth, gracious failures, more love to those we hold dear, and lots more! May we expect and wait patiently for God's blessings to us all!
Ah yes. Way to go making Christmas bleak. I hear ya. I don't mean to, but my kids were honestly singing this, and it was so funny. At least to me it was. I know things can seem rather bleak when you check the news or look at the bad news the social media algorithm is shoving into our faces, but there really is hope. It's in Christ alone. John 3:17 says, "For God did not send the Son into the world to judge the world, but that the world might be saved through Him."
This is always fun. I was actually sitting in Target trying to get my 4 yo to place his hands in a pair of gloves. Simple, right? NO! It's not! I was sitting there, sweating (because I live in South GA and probably won't use gloves for the next 3 years anyway) and trying my best to use my nice mommy voice as I coached him INTO PLACING EACH FINGER INTO THE CORRECT FINGER GLOVE thingy! Ugh. Well, as some brilliant person commented in another social media outlet, "That's why they invented mittens" Thanks. But I will say, even getting that thumb into the right place can be a pain. So even while I was sitting at Target, half angry and half laughing about the whole thing this comic idea popped into my head. Better to laugh than get angry. If possible.
A while ago my husband came home from work, totally exhausted. My kids started shooting him with their Nerf guns and then a war broke out. At one point I came into the kitchen and found him crouched on the counter waiting to ambush the next unsuspecting child that walked into the kitchen. My kids have a great dad!
This may or may not have happened. But really I deserved it for spending a ridiculous amount of time making their Star Wars costumes.
Ah yes, so nice to be want to be so known. Or not. I was scrolling through a social media feed and was wondering why they had all these random questions for users "what were you listening to in high school" etc. Who really wants to know that kind of stuff, I'm pretty certain it's not a just a curious social media user.
This really happens in our home. At the worst time possible. And IT IS SO IRRITATING. It's also hilarious. Speaking of sloths, I didn't realize it was so long since I posted a comic. For shame.
#sloths #late #kidsgrowingup #dontgrowup
People who a photogenic will never understand this struggle. Today we celebrated a family member's birthday...and I will never wear the same outfit again.
#lookbadinpics #lookbadingeneral #stillamloved #iwillbeokay
My son and I had a failure to communicate. I bet this is the only time in our lives this will happen to us. But really, he cracks me up. Most times.
#Parenting #teaching #manners #Istillneedinstruction #lovemyboy
Somebody please play a sad little violin song for me...and those mother spiders. Sure things can get overwhelming. My kids don't gobble me up, but they have been known to gobble up my quiet times, my thoughts with their noise or questions (or long narratives), my sleep...you get it. But they are precious and with a few boundaries in place there will be no need to play a sad violin song for me.
#momlife #iheartboundaries #thistooshallpass #ikindadontwantittopass #lovemypeople
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