This word has come up quite often since my mom and brothers came visit. See my brothers are 10 and 7. My boys are 5 and 8. Yes.
During a low Justice had to eat some smarties. First thing my youngest brother said was "man youre lucky!". Justices face dropped. He got so upset. I told him he needed to explain why he was not. Educate. He then started to tell them how a low feels "its like jello. My legs feel like im melting I feel like I will just fall". I had to bite my lip from crying. My brother then said "well atleast you get to eat candy and not spinach when it happens". Justice was not amused.
This happened twice. Not during another low but when preparing him to go outside in the yard I arm him with smarties. It pains my heart to have hear my son explain why hes not lucky in life.
Then before getting out the car J was 149 with 2.6 iob so we gave him a juice and smarties. Again we heard the "youre so..." but before he could finish Justice said " NO YOURE LUCKY. LIKE 20 TIMES MORE THAN ME DUDE YOU DONT KNOW HOW MUCH DIABETES SUCKS."
He wasnt mean or crying actually laughed it off but you could hear the sincerity in his voice.
Its been a rollercoaster of emotions. Watching 2 kids who just eat and drink as they want. Play with no concern of a low or a brother who doesnt have to wait to eat till his brothers bgs in range. No worries of anything but kids stuff. I could go into further detail but I dont need to you guys get it.
I had to edit this. Cause I just realized in some ways we are more than others. My kids appreciate things more. Have more compassion and patience. And are more responsible than half the kids their age.
And they are here. With me. Thank god. Just hearing a kid tell J hes lucky to have candy and see his hurt break my heart either way.