Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Musings of a Mother

I've come across some interesting, albeit, slightly humorous situations lately. Hopefully you will enjoy them as well. The first was a phone call with Medtronic, the company we get Sydney's supplies through. When you call medtronic they do the usual question/answer session to make sure you are who you say you are. I'm fine with that. Another question they always ask is what Sydney's most recent blood sugar number was. This is how this particular conversation ensued...

Medtronic: Thank you for verifying that information for me. May I have Sydney's last blood sugar reading.

Me: Sure. She was 38.

Medtronic: Oh that is low. Did you treat that low blood sugar.

Me: Nope. We are actually betting on her. We want to see how low Syd can go before she passes out. So far she's hanging in there like a champ! 5 more points lower and I win 50 bucks!

Medtronic: Excuse me?

Me: Of course I treated the low blood sugar! That's a stupid question. Why do you feel the need to even ask that? If we are done with your swell questions, can I ask you mine?

Medtronic: Ummm. Sure.

The second situation has me pondering my 3 year olds thought process.

We were at the store in the produce section. I was trying my best to sneak between the tomatoes on one side and the bagged salad on the other---needing to ultimately reach the baby carrots stationed just out of reach. Unfortunately there was a very, *very* large gentleman (At least 400 lbs) in a motorized wheelchair taking his time to pick out some tomatoes. I decided I wasn't in a hurry. I would just wait my turn. However, each tomato this man picked appeared to be going through some type of stringent interview process. He carefully rubbed each one all over, sniffed them, held them to the light to check for who knows what and, I am not joking, rubbed one of them on his cheek. I was beginning to get slightly impatient and uncomfortable as I wondered if the man wanted to eat the tomatoes or date them. Finally Morgan, in an exasperated tone said, "Mom what are we waiting for?"

I replied, "We are waiting for this man to finish getting his tomatoes so I can grab our carrots."

Morgan turned, looked at the man, glared, and in a feisty tone said, "He looks like he is going to pop mom. Is he like gonna explode or sumthen?" (that's how morgan says it.) I, obviously, was mortified and quickly turned away. I didn't need carrots that bad. Kids say the darndest things.

So take this as my public apology to the heavyset man in the motorized wheelchair caressing his tomatoes in, what can only be assumed is, a legal gesture? Although I'm not completely convinced of that.


Joanne said...

Oh my gosh, you just made me laugh out loud... twice.

I've been reading your blog, just never commented. I have a daughter with T1D, diagnosed at 12 months.

Do you mind if I add you to my blog list?

Thanks for the much needed laugh,

Stringham Family said...

You are so funny! I love your sarcasm. The first story was hilarious. Jesse and I both laughed! I loved the 2nd story, although I tried not to laugh to hard cause I don't want the karma to come back to me. I hate moments like that with children, although later on it's funny, at the time of the incident not so funny!

Thanks for sharing your 2 funny incidents with us!

Anonymous said...

this is your favorite sister Hailey haha that made me laugh a bunch i feel bad for the man tho :(

Rachel said...

Oh goodness!!!! That was just too funny. You had both Adam and I cracking up!!

Thanks for the good laugh, I really needed that today :)

Meri said...

I REALLY needed a good laugh! it's that time of month and I have been hovering over the edge all day. :(

Thanks for the comic relief!

Priscilla said...

LOL! I like how you think..."is he going to eat them or date them?" I need to hang around you more. :)

Wendy said...


It's priceless!!!!!!!!!

Why on earth would you be treating a 38???? DON'T YOU KNOW ANYTHING????

carrie said...

That is so funny! Morgan....ahh hahaha!!! They take after their feisty mama it sounds like from the previous conversation! hehehe

LsuFan said...

Oh my goodness Shamae I totally needed that laugh thanks :) Gotta love kids!! Hope you don't run into that guy at the grocery store again anytime soon!!

Amy said...

Oh my gosh! You are HILARIOUS! I SO needed that today!
I hope I'm as quick witted as you when someone asks me a STUPID questions!

Mel said...

LOVED THE CONVERSATION!!! Ty for the laugh...sounds like something Jer would say.

Megann said...

Oh, Shamae! That was great. I read this to my husband too and we both were laughing. Thanks for sharing.

Regan said...

Your Morgan's comment was so funny. It reminds me of a time when my Morgan (she about the same age as your morgan) says to me in a store (with a very terrified look on her face) "Yikes, mommy, it's a black man!" I was mortified I tell you, absolutely MORTIFIED!!!

wendys said...

That is funny!

Stace said...

i pretty much flat out peed my pants laughing at the story about the fat guy.....totally a characteristic i want in one of my future children...in a REALLY long time :)

Goodwin Family said...

Shamae, you're stories are hillarious! I don't know how you manage to remember all the cute and funny things your kids do! I'd better start writing more stuff down. :)

The Lane Family said...

This was so funny. First off I love when people ask such "DUH" questions. Personally I call them, "here's your sign" questions!!

That conversation with Morgan is priceless. That is one thing about kids, you never know what they might say and they are honest..sometimes to much!!