Today is a rainy day, the sky has this grey attitude like 'Im here to stay so don't make any plans'. Forget Danger Dad wanted to take the family to the art gallery and museum today. The rain is solidly coming down, so the last thing I need is kids trapsing around town in the wet, getting drenched and smelling like wet dog and later falling ill with some preventable cold or flu. Sick kids are bad; sick kids with diabetes are worse.
So the re-think today is grocery shopping.
I have a list, Im just working up the motivation. We usually do a kid split to help with the workload.
Ive noticed something about this that seems unfair to me, and not intentional, but its happening.
Its always been easier to leave Reuben home.
Now, I dont do this on purpose but the thought of a toddler and shopping - not my first choice. A diabetic toddler that has supply bags and additional food and testing needs..argh. He never gets to come.
Im talking... rarely. But so much can be taught from the shopping trolley. We can talk about fruit and vege and do counting and discuss money and how to say hello and goodbye to the checkout
Now I feel guilty. Mummy guilt is the worst it really sucks. Am I discriminating against my own baby son because the other kids are ... easier?
Im going to take him shopping today.
First Im going to research the carbs in donuts and a chocolate milkshake and take him for a treat like I do the other kids. Then Im going to put $2 in one of those ridiculous shopping centre car rides that run for like 30 seconds....