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Dinner as Math Problem

Pre-bolus 25 carbs, stall toddler for 20 minutes. Toddler begins to eat. Pat self on back.

1 hour and 4 “time outs” later, toddler goes on hunger strike. Weigh food – 12 carbs left to cover. Frantic search for tempting carbs as blood sugar drops.

Pasta – problem solved.

Pasta tips onto floor, dog eats – half? 8 carbs.

4 carbs left to cover – and toddler is now eating Dad’s corn on the cob – demands more. 13 carbs eaten. Bolus 7. Blood sugar shoots up – ah, corn. Sugar is now winning the race.

Minus 1/4 French toast equals… 1 beer for Mom, 1 1/2 hours after dinner began.

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  1. Courtney #

    I know it’s not funny, but we both laughed. We so relate!!!!!!! Thanks again for making us feel less alone. Did you make that worksheet? We were admiring it. We just use scratch paper or mommy’s brain.

    August 3, 2011
    • Wow – my brain would asplode. Erik designed it – for us but also daycare. I’ll dig it out and post – you’re welcome to it! I think a lot of people create their own logs – would be cool to see what others are using.

      August 3, 2011
      • Courtney #

        I was never allowed to use a calculator growing up and with helping the 2 older boys with their math, I was primed to do T1 math. Thank God, it’s just basic math. When I’m tired or distracted I have to write things down. That worksheet would help with babysitters too. Thanks!

        August 4, 2011
  2. Too funny! Are you sure you aren’t spying on my family during dinner time?

    August 3, 2011
    • YES! And we need to find a way to share the madness sometime this summer!

      August 3, 2011
  3. Chuckle!!!

    August 4, 2011
  4. Oh my gosh, isn’t that always the way.

    August 4, 2011
  5. That was funny. I can’t image having a T1 toddler. A 9 yo is tough enough.

    August 4, 2011
  6. show your work! ;P

    would make for an excellent word problem, yeah?

    August 5, 2011
    • No doubt – New Math in the worst way! 🙂

      August 5, 2011

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