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Monday, October 20, 2008

just another manic monday

Oh what I would do for just one good night of sleep! I know all you mom's out there have said that a time or two but what is funny is that I am not a mom nor do I have anything remotely close to a mom like life and I am saying that I need some sleep. I'm T.I.R.E.D - plain and simple.

It's when I go to bed at night and soon after wake up in the morning, I some how didn't get "enough" sleep. I really didn't. I'm not lying. I probably wake up 3 plus times EVERY night. Every time I wake up I HAVE TO LOOK AT A CLOCK. My clock is on my nightstand and for some reason only a few buttons light up in the dark. The time doesn't light up so that means I have to sit up and lean over to see Brandon's clock and check the time. See, I have to do those things. I believe I have sleep anxiety. Who knows? All I want is sleep. The end.

Now, onto my manic Monday where I wish it was Sunday. I went to Hodges Bend Middle School today, for all you Sugar Landers out there, I'm sure you know of Hodges Bend. Let's just say, it isn't the BEST middle school nor is it the nicest middle school. I was up and at 'em early this morning. Some how I find myself doing all the morning kick-offs , how I get stuck with that, I have no idea??? Anyway, I was there from 8:40-12:00pm. I gave 4 diabetes education lessons to some very interesting kids. For those of you who don't know what I do for a living, well here is a tid-bit of what I do. I educate school aged children about diabetes and they fund-raise for a cure. So picture me talking to ghetto middle schoolers who tamper with drugs, sex and any other promiscuous activity. My first session went great. A LOT BETTER than I thought it would. You see, I throw out the statistics and some "horror" stories about diabetes and maaaaaaaaaaaaan, that sets the stage for them to listen. So my first session went well and now comes the second.

I first start out talking about Type 1 Diabetes and then go into Type 2 Diabetes. After I finish with the diabetes lesson I always ask if the kids have any questions about Type 1 or Type 2.

This kid raised his hand. I called on him and he proceeded to ask me this..... " So if I have a girlfriend that has diabetes and well, you know..... can I get diabetes? " In my full year of interning and working for the ADA have I never had someone ask me what that kid just asked me. My first thought was... did he just ask me that? and how am I supposed to re-word and answer his question? So here I go... " So are you asking if you have a girlfriend that has diabetes and you have intercourse ( yes , I said intercourse) will you get diabetes?" I knew that was what he was asking. Oh how I love and hate my job all at the same time!

If you have sex with someone who has diabetes, can you get it?
Wow.

There never is a dumb or stupid question right?

2 comments:

The Doty's said...

o but i thought that was how everyone got diabetes...hahah o no wait...diabetes is not a dirty word...haha i could go on for days with sex/diabetes slogans. nice story kiddo...get some sleep.

Danni and Bryan said...

He should probably wear a condom just in case....BWAHAHAHAHA!!! That is definitely a manic Monday. You know what else sucks? Losing your voice the day you are subbing a first grade class. I think first grade is my favorite - but not without my vocal chords.