Well…….It Could Be Worse……Your Child Could Have…….

3 stoogesSeriously 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.”

Seriously, Bo-bo?

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…..

DOINK them.

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Be Honest, Don’t you Really Just Want to Shoot Someone, Sometimes?????

Did you seriously say that about my child with diabetes?

No I did not give them too many sweets.

Ever have anyone come to you and with all sincerity in their eyes say, “I know exactly what you are going through, my dog had diabetes.”

Really?   I mean Really?

When our second child was diagnosed;
“Tom, God will never give you more than you can handle.” 
“How lucky that you already have one, now you know what to do.”
“What a blessing that God trusted you over so many others.”

And of course some ‘ol time favorites.
“Bet you were grateful it was ONLY diabetes.”

Don’t know about you, but I clearly could have shot a few people over the years. 
“Your dog.”  Really.

What was some doozies people told you?  Please share.  Hit reply and share some comments that wanted you to just shoot someone.

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