Does this happen in your house?
“What was your reading?”
“No, what was your reading?”
“I don’t know but it was good.”
Arggghhhh!! “Good is not a number. Good is a four letter word. Yes, “four” is a number but good does not necessarily mean “four”. “
At this point, my son usually looks at me like I am completely insane. If I am lucky he has figured out that I would like to hear a real blood glucose reading and not his generalization of his take on his reading.
“That is not good. That is actually a bit high since you just woke up and should technically be under 7.”
“I like it. Its good for me. I think 10 is a good number.”
“And that is why good is not a number. What you define as good and what I define as good are not the same.”
The teen years can be trying enough, but a teen with diabetes? Well he may well tip my sanity scale! Time to buy some more hair dye to cope with the dozen new grey hairs he just caused me.