I've been combing Etsy for bird-day party ideas, and during my online window shopping, I've stumbled across some pretty amazing things. (One was this pancreas necklace that Abby found, which is unfortunately expensive but completely amazing.) Some awesome bird images, some jewelry, and some unicorn puppets.
Yes, unicorn puppets.
The unicorn has been my favorite mascot of diabetes "rah rah" discussions. Usually found coupled with "rainbows," unicorns manage to come up in conversation when the diabetes stuff gets a little emotionally heavy, and a moment of levity is needed. (Check any Wednesday night #dsma chat for evidence!) A unicorn is also exemplary of what diabetes ISN'T all the time, despite society's assumption that "You just take a pill and don't eat any sugar, right?"
So when I saw this ridiculously purple-maned, flower-adorned, crocheted unicorn on Etsy, my frosted side wanted it immediately. And the wheat side also saw the point, after deliberations. Because if you can't smile through some of these tougher moments, they'll eat you up like you're a Mini-Wheat.
Be on the lookout for Sprinkles the Unicorn in our nation's capitol this weekend. Should be interesting. I hear he likes cupcakes ... and video cameos!