This past weekend, my four year old (A) and I were working in the garage, straightening things up and he went inside to go potty. As he came back outside, he said (very proudly), “Mommy, I locked the door so Sadie can’t come out.” (Sadie’s our cat.) But what he ended up doing was locking Sadie IN the house. Ruh roh.
My husband was away at a camping trip with E, and here I was locked in the garage with A.. and thank goodness I had brought my cell phone outside with me to use for music. I called my mom and asked her if she could drive the 20ish minutes to our house to unlock my door. Thank goodness she had a spare key.
Luckily we had eaten a big breakfast, so I was still in my 2 hour spike. But it’s funny how your mind works. As soon as I realized that I was outside without any of the supplies I use to keep me alive (with the exception of my pump, of course I had that on) I started almost panicking. I also didn’t have my CGM on (had taken a break for the weekend) so I was thinking “I have no idea what my blood sugar is? What if it’s low. Oh no if it IS low, what the heck am I gonna do about it?” I didn’t even have my car keys on me to drive anywhere or get the Quick Sticks I had in my car. Of course all of this was going on inside my head. Gotta keep it cool in front of A. 😉
Any average (read: Non-D) person would be locked in the garage as I was, and only be thinking “Man, it’s hot out here.” I had to think that, plus play a guessing game everywhere from “Wonder what my BG is?” to “What am I going to do to fix it if it’s low?” I was about to go all MacGuyver .. but luckily I didn’t need to. Mom showed up, let us in, and after I got cold water for both of us … I checked my BG and I was 179. Been a while since I’d been so happy to see a number in that range.
I was also thankul for those chocolate chip pancakes I’d made for breakfast. 😉