Here is how it started. As we all got used to Connor's new way of life, Hudson started picking up some new lingo and just randomly throwing it into conversation. For example, he would wander downstairs in the morning and yell, "Mom! I needs my bag." What bag, Hudson? "My bag with all thems needles." Oh....hmm. But it was just the odd, occasional reference and so I thought he might be hurting for attention since his brother was kind of stealing the show with that pesky chronic medical condition, so Matt and I decided to lavish the Puddin' Pop with lots of extra love and special feelings. He ate it up with a spoon. We might have created a monster (and yes, I do acknowledge the irony in this very delayed realization).
Hudson now has more diabetes related situations than Connor and I put together. He is always sneaking around while Connor is in the shower, putting on the running belt Connor wears to hold his pump. He then tries forever to incorrectly connect that pump to his navel, which is absolutely not how it works. At mealtimes, he will randomly shout out such things as, "Mom! Where's my food, I already bolused!" Sometimes from the backseat Connor will request his diabetes bag which I then lovingly toss over my shoulder. Immediately I hear Hudson parrot the request, "Mom, I needs my bag too." Glancing in the rear view mirror I see him staring at the back of my head, hand outstretched. He won't give up until I hand him an imaginary bag over my shoulder, which he then takes and thanks me for. Anytime we eat, he lifts his shirt, dials up his imaginary pump while we all just sit there staring at him. He then has the audacity to look up at us and say "What?"
|Hudson modeling his ill-gotten and medically unnecessary insulin pump. You can clearly tell it |
makes him feel real sassy.
I have to admit as weird as this is (and it is pretty high up on the very long list of strange stuff Hudson does) it entertains the holy heck out of Connor. It is like a walking, talking, dancing version of what not to do as a Type 1 diabetic and it never ceases to make us laugh. Should we be encouraging this behavior? Undoubtedly not. But to quote the immortal Hudson Hill....