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Diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes in April of 1980. I recognize the incredible mental struggle of living with diabetes. I hope to share my struggles, my successes, and everything in between.

Tuesday, May 09, 2006

Pictures Speak Volumes (An AUTS Moment...)

I haven't posted in a while - just been feeling very busy. I've got a few things on my mind I want to share, but just haven't had the opportunity to sit down and hammer them out.

But every once in a while you are presented with an opportunity that just screams for your attention. This morning was one such opportunity:

This all started back when I was having so much fun with the whole "AUTS" (Another Used Test Strip) thing.

I was upstairs throwing my kids around wrestling with my kids in the bed. Right next to the bed is my nightstand which, among other things, has one of my test kits. As we all know, my test strips don't make it into the garbage. They just collect around the test kit that they originated from.

My wife came in the room and we started talking about test strips and the contest I was doing. She grabbed one of the used strips on the nightstand, licked a small portion of the backside of it, and stuck it to her forehead. "Hey kids - look!" she called - Oh, the kids just loved it, and of course started grabbing for the strips and plastering them all over their face.

Now keep in mind that this all happened months ago.

This morning, out of nowhere, my daughter walked into the bathroom with a test strip stuck to her forehead...



After pointing this out to my wife, I headed to the bedroom to grab the famous cameraphone to capture the moment. With daughter in tow from the bathroom, and cameraphone now in hand, we have yet another genuine AUTS moment captured on the blog.

Goodness, the things kids pick up, eh?

11 Comments:

Blogger Sandra Miller said...

OMG!

This photo is priceless.

Your daughter is both adorable and precocious :-)

1:57 PM  
Anonymous Caro said...

Awesome!

As Sandra says, your daughter is adorable.

And the camera phone seems to have taken a much better picture this time ;-)

2:34 PM  
Blogger Kerri. said...

So so cute. Your daughter is completely adorable.

I showed Chris. He laughed. Little did he know that he has had test strips stuck to his face before ... while he slept.

3:01 PM  
Blogger Penny said...

Oh that is soooo cute!!! Thank you for sharing that. (And thank you for your comment on my blog. It really made me feel better.)

8:38 PM  
Blogger George said...

That is awesome! What a great pic. She looks like her daddy!

Very cool man.

12:24 AM  
Blogger J said...

This is Classic and Fabulous does you wife scrapbook? this could make a priceless page :-)

4:47 AM  
Blogger cHoCoMiLkRoCkS said...

*picks up AUTS from my the floor under my computer table and sticks one to my forehead*

I'll see how long til it drops off.

It the locker room at my work there's loads of my used test strips in there. Lord knows how they get there. When I used to work at the hospital, our rest room floor was also covered in them.

he he

11:40 AM  
Blogger melissa said...

In a word: adorable.

8:37 AM  
Anonymous AmyT said...

Scott,
This is C-L-A-S-S-I-C!

Thanks for sharing!!


- Amy

5:00 PM  
Blogger Flmgodog said...

That is hilarious...
Your daughter is adorable!!

The other day the dog came in from playing outside with a test strip stuck in his paw between his furry "toes". Didn't seem to bother him...I wish I would have caught it on my camera phone. The strip stayed there all night long and everytime I saw it I laughed my buns off.

12:23 PM  
Blogger Ellen said...

THANK YOU for sharing that priceless photo of your magnificent child. I'm just thrilled with the chuckle.

We have strips everywhere, including in the cat litter box. I'm happy my son checks his bg so I don't complain (too much) about strips everywhere.

3:56 PM  

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