Bedtime Bubs call from shower I feel low.
Bigfoot spouse investigate: 70. Because so many times stung Bigfoot criticism for over-treat low, so gingerly ask He’s 70. What kind of snack do you think I should give him?
For Bigfoot mind, answer so clear: one half graham cracker w. PB + one glug milk. 10g CHO, some fat/protein. But Bigfoot not want stand up make snack. Instead maintain prone position, try describe half of a graham cracker with peanut butter. (Half of a square?) No, half of one of the whole big rectangles, but broken in half again so you can make a sandwich. So it will be a skinny little rectangle sandwich. (Don’t worry I know what you mean it’s just these graham crackers are already in halves.) Tiresome. Graham cracker so useful item diabetes pantry, but lexicon for graham cracker size too complex.
Bubs not hungry, very eager get in bed. Can’t I just go to sleep?
BOTH PARENTS: No!
Trudge downstairs, eat little snack, trudge up. Mama, may you please tuck me in? Bigfoot oblige. Blanket duvet tangle mess. For new chilly weather Bubs enjoy Eskimo Phur Footsac but always difficult choose lie on top/under. Bigfoot Bubs rummage around blankets get Eskimo Phur under, smooth egregious wrinkles, then foot pocket facing wrong way, then finally settled. Duvet on top. Stuffed animals patted goodnight Bigfoot only. Hugs.
BIGFOOT: You look so cozy. I bet it’s fun to be you
BUBS: I guess
BIGFOOT: Everything about you is just so neat. I wish I had a bed like this
BUBS: It’s not that great to be me
BIGFOOT: It’s not?
BUBS: You know. Diabetes. It’s a daily drudgery
BUBS: It’s just a drudgery. A continuous drudgery. A trial
BF: I’m sorry it’s a drudgery and a trial
BUBS: But maybe one day I can try saltines!
Meanwhile, BG 70 bedtime w IOB pretty bad, maybe need larger snack, but Bubs dessert eat Jack’s weird pumpkin truffle things–so sugary, fatty, rich; probably delayed-release carbs because so, so, so over-the-top fatty. Expert D-patients discuss combo wave bolus for pizza, Bigfoot think probably same phenomenon truffle. Hope so. Not want see Snack Part II: 11PM. Because if truffle carbs delayed release, wouldn’t be high already and again high later–would be high…later only. No?
All day Bubs reading Roz Chast’s Theories of Everything. This must be where trial/drudgery coming from. Bubs breathless read one cartoon out loud re adult Happy Meals with cigarettes, gin/Metamucil, bran muffin/some other unique, repulsive adult combo. All begin “small hamburger.” Pretty much whole day huge barrel of laughs until sub-par bedtime BG & anxious graham cracker size misunderstand.
Little more anxious: tomorrow No D-Day. Existence this day force Bigfoot confront fact over 85% brain filled diabetes. If necessary, could converse few other topics: running/foot injuries, Smartwool socks, Bundt cakes.