Seriously it is this phrase more than anything that gets under my skin. It is usually said, if I may add, by someone who has nothing to deal with on a day-to-day basis as far as any health issue in their children.
Those of us who live with this every day also know that ANY disease, condition, and/or situation that impacts a child’s life, need-not-be compared to anything else. But I really just want to ‘doink’ someone in the eyeballs when they say it.
Ever have someone say something like that to you? You know the phrase; “You should just be glad you are not my cousin Susie, she has it so much worse; her child yada yada yada—-aren’t you lucky your child only has diabetes and is not like Susie’s child?”
I also do not think being told about your dog’s diabetes is going to comfort me either. That ever happen; “I know exactly what you are going through with your child and diabetes, our little Bo-Bo has it too.”
So what is the dumbest thing anyone has said to you? Although I have taught myself to laugh-it-off….sometimes that doesn’t work and I just want to…….to……..to…….well…..
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