{Our Story} What A D-Mom Won’t Do

by Leighann on December 18, 2012


Sunday night I started readying the kids backpacks for the week. I knew I had several things I needed to remember before we left the house Monday morning.

Snack for my son’s class (frozen yogurt tubes).

Small cooler by the garage door so I wouldn’t forget said yogurt tubes.

Two bricks of juice boxes in Q’s backpack because the teacher mentioned on Friday that they were running low. (Oh, just made a pun!)

Library books in each kids’ backpack because heaven forbid they not get to check out a new one.

And there were a couple of the things on the list for myself.

What I completely forgot until we got to school was the Scooby lunchbox that we send in each week with about a dozen snacks portioned out into 15 carbs each. She grabs one on the way to PE and it’s there in case the daily morning snack has tree nuts (despite the fact that it’s a NUT FREE classroom…parents never care unless it’s their child!).

I didn’t want to go all the way back home so I thought I would pop in the small grocery store near the school. My choices were so limited. Mind you, I have the following requirements:

  • Convenient
  • About 15 carbs
  • Tree nut-free
  • Milk-free

And my choices?

Uh, nothing really. They didn’t even have applesauce pouches. I bought a six pack of applesauce cups (not really conducive to eating on the way to PE), a bag of pretzel twists, and a box of snack size baggies.

And I sat in my car, did some math, and portioned out the stupid pretzels.

Surprisingly, Q was excited for those pretzels. She said “Thanks, Mom.” and hugged me before carrying the bag back to her classroom.

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1 jenn December 18, 2012 at 1:00 pm

it’s SO true! Between T1D, soy and nut allergies we rarely eat out and I can never leave the house without a full arsenal of food!


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