In honor of Throwback Thursday, here is a humorous post from May 4th, 2010. Enjoy!
night I wrestled my son to the ground and later heard about the
consequences. You see said child, admitted that no he hadn't been
spending his time mulling over the perfect gifts to purchase for his
devoted mother for either Mother's Day or her birthday. In some
countries I am sure his actions would have constituted a hanging offense
but in our house in meant that I tackled him, interrupted his Wii game,
pinned him down and tickled him. Thankfully I still have a few pounds
and an inch or two on him so I can still win.
downside to this fun when you have a child on an insulin pump who wears
sites in his leg is obvious to those of us who live there. After the
screams of "I've gotta pee!!!!", came the grumblings of "You pulled out
my site!". With the cost of pump supplies being covered for us, it felt
good to say "Well, just go and change it." Once upon a time, I would
have cried at the $20+ that I had just wasted even if it was in the name
a teen, my son was in no rush to change the site and Mom had visions of
highs for the rest of the evening. The longer he waited, the less
insulin he would get, the higher his bg levels would climb I was sure.
Again, being a teen and being my son, he stated that the site was
salvageable and he had simply taped it in place. I was worried. Was
the site really still in? Yes he assured me as he headed off to the
shower. His grumbling about being bested by his mother had been
replaced by the comment that if Mom could wrestle him then wrestling
with his brother should once again be allowed (It was discontinued after
brother's elbow met son's eye and left a nasty shiner). I attempted to
burst his bubble but he still was quite proud of his logic as he headed
off for his marathon shower.
he undressed he proclaimed "Mom, I look like I have been shot!" What
did that mean? He told me that there was blood all over his leg. I said
that was it, the site was gone! He had to change it. He proceeded to
shower and I never got to really check out the damage. He kindly left
the dead and bloodied site in the shower for me though. Ironically he
was disgusted when he found it on top of an envelope later. I had taken
a picture and left it for him. He told me that the site should be in
the garbage! Um, who left it in the shower to start with? Oy!