I've realized something last night......Andrew takes his diabetes in better stride than I do.
We were enjoying a family bike ride and having such a fun time being together. As we came to a cul-de-sac, the kids started requesting that we have some popcorn and diet hot chocolate when we got home.
I proceeded to tell Andrew that I was ok with it as long as he was ok with getting an extra shot. His response floored me.
"Mom, I don't mind getting an extra shot. Since I have diabetes, that's just what I have to do."
As we were riding home, I kept thinking about his comment. Is it really that simple to him? At this point, I believe that it really is. He knows what he needs to do to manage his diabetes.
Diabetes is teaching him a HUGE lesson in life. He's learning that sometimes we have to do things that we're not always happy about.
For now, I just want him to enjoy being a kid. I'm glad to take the load on my back to let that happen.
My perspective......Andrew is going to grow up a healthy and strong person ready to conquer anything, including type 1 diabetes!