Thursday, September 23, 2010

Worst. Mother. Ever.

Lately Elise had been complaining during her finger pokes, exclaiming OUCH every time we tested her. Since Mattias was born, we've been seeing a few behavioral issues (not towards her brother, who she adores, but cries for attention in other areas)... my daughter seems to have discovered her flair for the dramatic.

I haven't been doing a whole lot of BG checks, but I kept telling her to not be such a drama queen when I heard her cry out. Last night, I did her bedtime check and when I poked her finger, I noticed it bled A LOT. And just kept on bleeding. I glanced down at her lancet and saw that it was turned to the DEEPEST SETTING.

How terrible am I? No wonder she was crying out during every finger poke and I just ignored her. I felt sick to my stomach as I hugged her and told her I was sorry that we had been hurting her fingers.

I'll take my award now, please.


  1. You are a great mom - you figured it out and you corrected it.

    Here's another one to #blamediabetes, not mom. :)

  2. I've won that award like 100 you cannot claim worst mother EVER. I so beat you! I mean you are awesome, but in this area...I win.

    Hope all is well! Is Mom still there?

  3. @ Meri - Yup Mom is still here until Sunday. I'm not sure I'm going to let her get on the plane.

  4. You are NOT the worst Mom ever. That award has been reserved for me at times and frankly, every other mother in the world has felt the same way. You are a FANTASTIC mom - you repeat that every single day to yourself hon!

  5. We all make mistakes, and then we feel horribly about them. Don't be too hard on yourself! You're a GREAT mom!

  6. OH STOP IT!!! I still have it from the Sour Patch Kid incident at the movies!!! YOU CANNOT HAVE IT - blah, blah, blah - with thumbs stuck in my ears...and tongue sticking out mocking you.


    Hope you and the fam are doing well.

  7. This just happened to us the other day! Joshua's was on like a 5.... I was mortified!! YOU so dont have the worst mommy ever!! THAT has my name in it too :)

  8. I'm sorry, I'm smiling. I did the same thing to myself and couldn't figure it out.
    Stuff happens. We make mistakes with our children.
    She won't remember it.
    You're a fantastic mom.

  9. It's the fireing squad for you!!!


    I've done that... shhhh, don't tell.

  10. That just happened here too so you have to share the award!! I like what Lo said - - - blame diabetes, not mom!

  11. PS - does Mattias miss Auntie Laura?

  12. it would be great if I knew hoe to spell firing!!

  13. UUUUUHHHHH!!! AND HOW... not HOE!

  14. OOPS!

    Bless those precious fingers!

  15. You are a fantastic mom Joanne! I have done this same thing before myself! I am with Lorraine #blamediabetes not mama..


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