Little girls do love their accessories and mine has an eagle eye for detail. Here, my daughter Ruby has on her cool Reef flip-flops, a white snap bracelet with cherries, blue mirror shades, a pink and green striped raccoon tail, and a multicolored hair wrap with hot pink feathers on the end.
Needless to say, when I changed up my diabetes supply cases this weekend, she was quick to notice. “Mommy I like your new gold case with the white case better than the old silver case with the green case. And I like the pink case too.” Hmmm, that’s a lot of cases. She’s grown up knowing it’s “Mommy’s diabetes stuff” but we haven’t ever talked about which case is for what.
My husband and I explained that the white case was a “skin” case for Mommy’s OmniPod, the gold case was Mommy’s diabetes kit and the pink case was for Mommy’s CGM, which stands for Continuous Glucose Monitor. “Rubes, do you know what continuous means?”
“It means all the time and Glucose means sugar. Do you know what monitor means?”
“Monitor means watcher. So, the pink case is Mommy’s all the time sugar watcher.”
Ruby grinned and chimed in with “And your bracelet is your sleep watcher!”
Oh, yeah, that’s right…there’s also the Fitbit Flex I wear, which tracks activity and sleep. Little girls…they don’t miss an “accessory” beat!