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.