Friday, July 29, 2011
Looking Out for Each Other.
A week and a half ago, my doctor recommended me not drinking Diet Coke. I've loved my Diet Coke habit for the past awww ? 22 years? I knew with all the health issues in my family that I'd have to give up drinking pop, so when the gastroentoeolgist recommended I quit Diet Coke, I agreed.
The next day, I was going to buy a Diet Coke - to slowly taper off my habit. Ethan was with me..
"What are you doing?"
"I'm buying a Diet Coke."
"uh uh uh uhhhhh....." he shook his finger at me. He was insistant.
So, I bought some water instead - because sometimes I'm an idiot who buys water in plastic bottles.
Yesterday, Ethan stopped me as I was putting some garbage away.
"Bobbi ? When we go to Rochester, and I'm mad at you - could you not ask me to check my blood sugar?"
At first, I looked at him like he was crazy - because most of the time when he's owly it's because there's an issue with his blood sugar. But then, I got it. Sometimes, people need to be respected. Sometimes, he must be mad that his anger is only perceived as a blood sugar issue rather than something he might have a right to be angry for.
"Well, Ethan, I get it. Sometimes, you have a right to be angry. What do I do if I'm really worried about you? If there seems to be a reason you are angry with me, and it seems unreasonable, is it okay if I ask you if you think you should check your blood sugar?"
I guess he thought he won there.