Will you hit the snooze button, please?
I need 5 more minutes.
We've been out of town for several weeks (more on that later). I feel like I'm behind the ball with school preparations this year. I left it all at home. I've been intentionally dealing with as little as possible "diabetes stuff" all summer...school was about the farthest thing from my mind when we got up close and personal with a few black bears and loads of buffalo...while we were cruising the famous Going To The Sun Road at Glacier National Park...when we were spending HOURS circling the National Bison Range...when we were boating with loved ones on Flathead Lake...when we were playing on the lake shore with my mom and the dog...when we were just hanging out and enjoying the beautiful Montana weather....
Then we came home. And it was all still here...just waiting...lurking in the background. First thing last Monday morning (before the suitcases were unpacked), we headed to the school...a meeting date followed...then the 504 revisions...who has time to recover from vacation when diabetes needs to go to school??????
I posted on Facebook when we were headed to our 504 Meeting.
And guess what!?!?!?!?!?!? I'm not alone!!!!! Comments, other status updates, private messages, e-mails...from left to right, I was quickly reminded it's THAT time of year again, and everyone else is trying to get ready too.
To be honest, this is the FOURTH year that we've gone through this.
I said FOURTH.
Once for preschool, and twice for kindergarten (I opted to hold her back a year, because she has a summer birthday).
That brings us to right now.
Sooooooo, I should be an old pro, right?
Pffffffffft....HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA!!!! YEAH RIGHT!
I have to admit that it's easier the 4th time around. But I'm still nervous. I'm still afraid I'll forget to send in something important. I'm still anxious about how a daily routine will be established with her new schedule. I'm still freaked out about troubleshooting the inevitable pump setting changes. I'm still scared out of my mind that she'll have the worst low EVer, and I won't be there to catch it.
I dunno if all that stuff ever goes away.
But I do know that, recently, I've had tons of requests for help.
There was a time that I was a mom looking for direction. When I was lost, there were other moms who had gone before me, and they came out of the woodwork to help me get our act together.
Friends, we pave the road for each other.
And for the 40 who are diagnosed tomorrow...and the next day...and the next....
Time to pay it forward.
So, what bases do WE cover when it's time to send the BIG D to school?
Simply click on the 504 tab at the top of the page to check out the plan we use. Feel free to copy and paste it....then tweak it to your Candy Heart's content! If you come up with any helpful revisions or have something to add, I'd appreciate it if you would send them my way (firstname.lastname@example.org)!
By the way, TODAY was Sugar's 1st day of the 1st grade....
How did it go, you ask?
(That was for you, Heidi!)
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