The table is set with carb notes re the things that might possibly be consumed, and the meal starts with a bolus for something between the greatest possible and the least possible amount that will be eaten to a degree of about 85% certainty with a preference for under-bolusing and then bolusing more over over-bolusing and having to add Skittles.
The meter and a scale are set beside B due to some kind of vague belief in instilling a sense of empowerment but migrate over to the parents, usually before the first bite.
Insulin on board. Sit down. Is your napkin on your lap, even barely? Eat. Pat dog. Eat. Drink water. Ask about potential dessert. Eat. Absorb another bolus PRN
By the end, the notes make sense to only one woman, and ice cream is gone. BG before dinner: 96. 2 hours pp: 88. Worked that time.