I loved the movie “Freaky Friday”..both the Jodie Foster original and the LiLo remake…..what would it be like to change places with someone and really live life in their shoes? What an opportunity!
Which brings up T\today’s blog prompt: what disease you would like to trade for diabetes for one day….
Well…..I wouldn’t trade the known for the unknown. That being said, I think I’d like my kids to trade for a day. Let #1 son see what Type 1 diabetes is like and let T1D daughter see what a day without milk/cheese is like! Each kid thinks they have it worse….”Yeah, but KC can eat anything she wants, all she has to do is have some insulin….I eat some cheese and I could die!” “You think it’s fun having to check your bg all day and wear a pump stuck to you…always having to count everything thing you eat? No insulin and I could die….so there!”
SHAZAM! Roles are reversed. How would they react? What would they think? #1 son would probably enjoy the ice cream but get sick of my nagging “What’s your bg? You can only have one serving (to the kid who can eat a quart of So Delicious Soy ice cream in one sitting) and let me measure it for you.” As for KC…”no you can’t have string cheese, or mac and cheese, or that glass of milk with your cookie. You want pizza? Let’ s get you one with extra sauce, no cheese and extra pepperoni! No we can’t go to Chick Fil A for nuggets and ice cream….both have milk…did you forget?”
Hmmmmm….me thinks they might prefer to go back to their old lives! And maybe understand each other a little better!