Gabbing with Grasshopper
Grasshopper: It’s our song!
Me: Remember, if you decide to get married I want to dance with you at your wedding to this song.
Grasshopper, nodding: Uh huh. No, wait. Actually, “We Will Rock You.”
I’ll dance with him to any song at any celebration because this kid rocks. He deals with so much every day and usually takes it in stride. I’m looking forward to graduations of all kinds: kindergarten, grade school, high school, college. Celebrations of all kinds: other people’s weddings, his wedding if he is called to marriage, his ordination if he is called to become a priest, and I don’t know, even a coronation if he befriends a princess. He woke up this morning. So did I. I’ll dance to that!
Grasshopper’s awesome school nurse shared this video with me. He was feeling low. He decided he wanted to check his own blood sugar and enter the number in his Dexcom receiver to calibrate it. He went to the nurse and said, “It’s calibration time and I’m going to do it!” I hate that his blood sugar was low but I’m so proud of him for 1) Recognizing the feeling of a low along with the Dexcom alarms that indicate a low, 2) Going to the nurse’s office (which is literally across the hall from his classroom), and 3) Doing the finger prick, testing and Dexcom calibration all by himself from start to finish!
This was the first time he had done it at school, beginning to end, on his own. We are so proud of him!
So take that, type 1 diabetes. We WILL rock you.