It's not like she has a contagious viral or bacterial infection.
She has Type 1 Diabetes.
She can test her own blood sugar.
She can fly though the screens on her PDM to give herself a bolus with her Omnipod.
She knows when something is 'off'...more with lows than highs, but she's tuning into the highs.
She's just spent an entire week away from home at camp and did great.
So, why is it that when there are conversations among our friends of girls spending the night with each other, Bean isn't included?
Just this weekend I had to listen to a mom talk about how her daughter wanted to have a friend spend the night but this one was busy and that one couldn't come over and this one had plans and that one was out of town and she finally found someone to spend the night. Bean was nowhere on that list and eye contact with me was avoided.
Sure, I get that it can be intimidating for those who don't live our life. But, these friends have been around and have seen how independent Bean is and always comment about how amazing it is that she is 'in control' of her diabetes.
It just makes me sad to know that she's not even a thought when these girls are going through the list of possible 'spend the night' friends.
I think I need to get the ball rolling by having Bean pick a friend to spend the night here...a bit tricky with Bug since most of the girls don't have younger siblings to 'deal with' and as any little sister does, Bug wants to be smack dab in the middle of the action.
But, worth figuring out so Bean can have the 'normalness' of a sleep over.
Because isn't that what being a 7yr old girl is all about?