I’m the middle child of three, the only one in my family with type 1 diabetes.  My “diabetes diet” influenced food choices for the whole family, but we weren’t without sweet treats, especially since my brother and sister weren’t under the thumb of NPH and Regular insulin.

So sometimes my mom got crafty with her food storage stylings.

Like when she’d buy boxes of frozen broccoli …

and take out the broccoli …

and replace it with ice cream sandwiches.


My mom did what she could to keep things as smooth as possible at home, taking care of all three of her kids.

Every time I think about this bit of protective repackaging, it makes me smile.



(points if the blog title made you instantly think of this song)