Guest Blog: I Dream of Sleep.
Windy is has been a Type 1 diabetic for 22 years and is the wife of Justin and mother of five year old Gabe and two year old Zoe. Every once in a blue moon, when she’s not chasing them around, Windy blogs at The Diabetic Domestic Diva, and today she's guest posting here on Six Until Me. (About sleep. Sleep? What's that?)
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I dream of more than four hours of consecutive sleep.
I remember in college when I would sleep till noon on days I didn’t have morning classes. I remember those sunny Florida days when I’d drive over to the beach and lay on the warm sand to my little heart’s desire. Or those romantic weekend newlywed getaways we’d spontaneously galavant off to and lay in each other’s arms till the 11 am check out time.
But then we had kids. Glorious kids!!
I wear many hats in this life... wife, daughter, sister, friend, piano teacher, chef, housekeeper, ... the list goes on and on. One of my favorites, is now "Mommy." As the mother of a 5 year old boy and 2 year old girl, I hear it often, "Mommy, Mommy, Mommy!" They always need something. Milk, snacks, diaper changes, a play mate, kiss for their boo boo, and often a referee! I LOVE being a Mom, and I am blessed that I get to spend a lot of time with my kids, despite the fact that sometimes it's exhausting, and I just want to get a friggin' nap!
Last night something incredible happened.
They both slept all night.
No one had a bad dream.
No one wet the bed.
No one needed a 3 am sippee cup.
We spent the whole day at the beach and just wore them out silly with the swimming, sandcastle building, and burying each other in the sand.
But alas... I was still awoken.
The third red-headed step child I never wanted. Like a pre-schooler whose been locked in their car seat a little too long and is relentless with a high-pitched whiny voice, "Feed me. Change your infusion set. Charge your Dexcom. BEEEEEEEEEEP!!! Test! Pick up your prescription. Schedule your check up. Ketones? Drink water! BEEEEEEEEP!!"
Get the picture?
People with diabetes are warriors.
Members of the Diabetes OC are well aware of this.
But diabetic moms and dads with young children?
They are Super Warrior Samurai Ninjas. (You’d agree, Ninjabetic?)
Kerri, congratulations on entering the amazing world of parenthood! May your red-headed step child behave so you can enjoy your beautiful BSparl in all her glory! :0)