"Mom, what's the weirdest thing that ever happened to you?" (my 9-year-old on Saturday)

"Umm, getting diagnosed with diabetes, I guess... Yes, definitely the diabetes."

"But you knew about them before, right?"

"Knew about who, honey?"

"The diabetes! And what they do and stuff..."

School started today. I sure hope they don't change her too much.

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