"Would you rather spend two days in the boys' locker room, or get slimed?" my 9yr-old asks.
"Would You Rather...?" is her new game.
"Um, slimed, I guess," I reply, screwing up my face (as I lurch around the kitchen, trying to beat my own Personal Best at emptying the dishwasher).
"Would you rather get 100 cupcakes with icing -- even if you can't eat them -- or get your diabetes cured?"
"Oh, easy," I say. "Cure the diabetes."
"But Mom, then you wouldn't have that cool blog, and be writing that book, and doing that newspaper thing for dLife, right?"
She actually said that. I froze (mid-silverware-basket).
"Yeah, you're right, honey. I guess I really can't imagine where my life would be right now without the diabetes -- although my body could sure do without it."
What a brassy little game.
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