Want to guess how many strands of spaghetti there is in a 8oz box? There are approximately 280 strands. A 2oz (! serving) of dry spaghetti has approximately 70 strands of spaghetti. How would I know this? And why would I want to know? Yes, I counted an entire 8oz box of spaghetti, peice by piece. Talk about Motherly Love to the Extreme!
Timmy is a very brittle diabetic. Every carbohydrate that he eats has to be counted. If we should happen to miscount somewhere, his blood glucose levels will either skyrocket or plummet. Due to his genetic disorder his cholesterol is extremely elevated. A typical meal for Timmy consists of a Chef Boyardee meal or a Hormel Dinner with a stage 2-3 baby food veggie and fruit. Both of these have tons of sodium, fat and cholesterol. We have been using these meals, because it makes mealtime easier. The total of carbohydrates are printed right on the back of the packaging. So simple. No having to try to figure out how many carbs there is in a particular food (not all brands of foods are listed in are Carbohydrate book) or having to guess when food are mixed during preparation.
We have decided to take on the task and challenge of preparing Timmy's meals, in hopes of getting his cholesterol level better under control. So being the Loving, Caring, Dedicated Mother that I am I took the time, instead of just guessing, to count every single strand of spaghetti tonight, so that Timmy could have spaghetti with the rest of the family.
Or maybe we should just let Emily manage Timmy's diabetes......
She would stop feeding him. According to her, this makes him waaay to sweet. And give him enormous amounts of insulin, because this doesn't make him sweet anymore. Hmm, now that I think about it, I can see why she wouldn't want him too sweet. Having him not to be sweet, she would be able to prove that Timmy IS the one who is always doing something that he isn't suppose to, like jumping on the bed, then onto the floor! Or the one who actually snuck that 2nd popsickle out of the freezer and gave it to her! Can you feel the love?
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