My sister surprised me and my two daughters, Gwen and Olivia, with tickets to the circus. We had a choice of the 4:30pm show or the 7:30pm show. It occured to me that regardless of the show time I was going to give Olivia an insulin shot in public for the first time! (It has always been home, a relative's house, a friends house, or last week - in the first aid building) Instantly, I became nervous about this.
We decided to go to the 4:30 show. Inside the circus tent was extremely hot. Olivia and Gwen (and everyone else) began to sweat. I then begin to wonder if the heat is going to cause Olivia to go low. Great time for a sno cone - a sugar free/zero carb sno cone that is! (I'll post more about this later)
Shot time was 6:00. Around 5:45 was intermission so I decided that this time was a good time. I was hoping that Olivia was not going to give me a hard time. I did not want a big scene (most of the time she is an angel about the pokes/pricks, but ofcourse there have been a couple of the "devil child" moments too, especially when she is doing something fun and she doesn't want to stop for D). She did super! I wasn't looking around while I was doing her blood meter test and the shot, but I couldn't help thinking that everyone was staring! What were they thinking? Were there any staring gazes at me and my child while I performed the work of a pancreas? I don't know, but the moment came and went fast and we had a great time at the circus.
Words of wisdom from good old sis - Who cares what people think!