Small Talk

Blood sugar

May 25th, 2011

My daughter likes to watch my dad take his daily blood sugar readings.  I don't know this firsthand, but it's what my parents report back after she's spent a weekend at their house. Now I know why she finds it fascinating.

Claus and I were talking about who in our family likes sweets, and he joked that he would need to hide the Easter candy from me before I eat it all. "Me? I'm not as bad as Jul. He's the sugar fiend!" I defended myself, while throwing our live-in babysitter under the figurative bus.

Olivia found that funny. She is so cute, she tries to contribute to the adult jokes and adult conversations. "Well, Kung Kung has high blood sugar and it's going to be so yummy!" she added.

Taking one for the team

My mom and I split a box of cupcakes. She then came to my house and we dug into my stash. She really loves these cupcakes. "I eat half a cupcake a day," she smiled. "I so enjoy them."


"What does Dad think about them?" I asked.

"Oh. I don't want his blood sugar to spike. I think I should eat it all myself," she replied.

I just looked at her. My dad loves sweets.  If he's not eating them, that means she probably hid it from him in the back of the fridge in an unmarked container.

She got all defensive and I didn't say a thing. "I'm just looking out for his health! I'm good to him!"

Way to take one for the team, Mom.

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