L has been bringing the big guns lately.
He’ll check his sugar, and if he is even borderline low, he’ll say…”I’m ALMOST low! I need to eat.”
And then I’ll usually say something practical like, “You are ok, dinner is in five minutes.” Or, “We will be home in a couple minutes and we’ll get you a snack ASAP.”
Where he will retort, “But MOMMMMMMM! I’m almost in the 50’S! I could be in the danger zone ANY minute!” (As he throws his hands in the air and snorts impatiently.)
He’s good. I gotta give him that.
So what the heck is a mom to do? She can’t say, “Your being dramatic L! Lows don’t happen THAT quickly.” Because as we all know…they can.
And I do make a big deal about him being low in school and eating immediately...no putting off snacks, (not even 5 minutes.)
So I’ve been inclined to let him win this one.
If he says he is “almost low,” (Which usually is 70’s-80’s,) I’ve been letting him eat immediately.
So I hand him a banana...
There are far worse things than giving your child a banana, right?
But part of me doesn’t want to play this game anymore. Scare tactics aren’t welcome in this house. I want him to always listen to the cues his body gives him…but he needs to be reasonable in times of “almost” need.
As a result I’ve made a decision of sorts…I’ve decided if it is after school in the car, I’ll let him eat something…’cause that kid can CRASH after school. But, If we are literally going to eat dinner in 5 minutes…I will give him a tickle, tell him I would NEVER let anything happen to him, and let him know if he waits just a few minutes, he will be ok.
That is my plan anyway…
As long as these eyes don’t get to me first…