LifeAfterDx--Diabetes Uncensored

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Hi! I’m William “Lee” Dubois (called either Wil or Lee, depending what part of the internet you’re on). I’m a diabetes columnist and the author of four books about diabetes that have collectively won 16 national and international book awards. (Hey, if you can’t brag about yourself on your own blog, where can you??) I have the great good fortune to pen the edgy Dear Abby-style advice column every Saturday at Diabetes Mine; write the Diabetes Simplified column for dLife; and am one of the ShareCare diabetes experts. My work also appears in Diabetic Living and Diabetes Self-Management magazines. In addition to writing, I’ve spent the last half-dozen years running the diabetes education program for a rural non-profit clinic in the mountains of New Mexico. Don’t worry, I’ll get some rest after the cure. LifeAfterDx is my personal home base, where I get to say what and how I feel about diabetes and… you know… life, free from the red pens of editors (all of whom I adore, of course!).

Wednesday, October 17, 2007

Where does time go?

“Where do days go when they are over, Daddy?”

Huh?

We were on our way home from Kindergarten. What do you mean, Baby?

“When a day is over, where does it go?”

Ummmm…..well, it doesn’t go anywhere. When it is over it is in the past. It’s gone. It’s only in our memories.

“So when a day is over, it is dead, like our ancestors? Only left in our minds?”

Wow. I’m having a college-level philosophy discussion with a five year old, and he has the better grasp of it than I do.

3 Comments:

Blogger RichW said...

I have a grandson that's almost five (I call him Baby as well) and a grandaughter that's two and a half. My wife and I spend about three months a year living at our oldest daughter's house with our grandchildren, daughter, and son-in-law. We have a great time. I love the wisdom of children. When do we lose that? How do we encourage it so it doesn't go away?

Rio is a special boy.

11:11 AM  
Anonymous Kelly said...

That is great, using his mind in the abstract. Some kids don't get that for another 5 years. sort of like the sign about testing while driving.

3:58 PM  
Blogger Scott K. Johnson said...

Isn't it great to watch a child's mind at work?! I love it!

10:42 AM  

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