Archive for August, 2010

it’s not what you have…

It’s not what he has that bothers me, it what he won’t have.  A Jell-O commercial only serves to remind me that some of my childhood memories won’t be his.  Anyone who’s ever had diet Jello knows its different from regular jello.  When we were kids, one of the summertime staples were jello squares.  Long road trips required lots of them in baggies.  Last year when he was in the hospital learning about the new normal, he was allowed diet jello for snacks.  He hates diet jello.  Whether its because it is forever linked to being in the hospital, or just because it tastes nasty, I don’t know.   The point is he can’t eat food without ever thinking about it.  And some things, like regular jello, are just off the menu.  Diabetes sucks, and there’s nothing I can do about it.  Most times I can deal with it, but sometimes, it hits me.  Today is one of those days.

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