Eden honestly doesn't ask for much - she is extremely easy going and rarely complains.
There seems to be a pattern surfacing - if she says "It's fine" - it is NOT and it is something that she actually really cares about, just doesn't want to make a big deal and will sacrifice what she wants.
Today is a prime example of that..
The other day she came home and announced that hot lunches at her new school look AWESOME… Middle School has lots of options - they do Jamba Juice on Fridays and have a big menu of yummy stuff to choose from every day. In previous years Eden rarely got hot lunch - we would pack a lunch for school - full carb counts included - so she would be dosed the correct amount of insulin for her meal.
At our 504 meeting the other day I brought it up. I asked if the school had carb counts for the food that was being offered… short answer - no .. Not that they haven't been actively trying to get them, but it just isn't that easy. The food comes from multiple vendors - in large boxes that inside contents may not be labeled with the nutrition facts. It will happen - it just hasn't happened yet.
This morning - Eden asked me if she could have hot lunch…
My answer - I paused - I suggested contacting the school nurse and clearly had a disapproving look on my face.
She turned around said "It's FINE" and walked away…
Clearly it was NOT FINE - it was something that she really wanted.. She promptly got the $3 and Eden is having hot lunch today.
- NO IDEA what Eden is going to choose to eat today
- NO IDEA what the carb count is going to be
- NO IDEA if she is going to accurately guess the carb count
Eden was quite confident that she could SWAG (see here) on her own after I suggested she take a picture and send it to me.
Lots could go wrong - Lots could go right
- Image found on Pinterest
I am very happy that she has the confidence to do it on her own - but is also scares me. Especially after our Over Dose of last weekend...
Oh - and they have a school dance this afternoon too and I will be picking her up over an hour after I usually do…
SO HARD …
I have to let her fly - I have to let her try.
especially when she wants to be responsible…
fingers crossed… we both need this