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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!).

Saturday, October 04, 2008

From the mouths of babes

So first thing this morning my little one says to me, "Daddy, when do you take your test?"

What test? I ask him.

"The one you are on the computer studying for," he says.

Oh, it's not a test, it's a program. I'll be studying for three years.

A very long face, then: "Oh....I guess it will be a long time before we can do anything together on weekends then."

Maybe school isn't so important after all.

3 Comments:

Blogger Colleen said...

School is important! In the long run, he will remember that you valued school. And yup, it's hard. But, it's important to you and so it will be important and a valuable memory to him.

7:31 PM  
Blogger Jonah said...

That's funny.
But school is never as important as the relationships you have with your family.
Even as I stare at my transcript that doesn't look as good as I hoped, I know that having been around to be a big part of raising my baby brother (14 years younger)is far more important than getting better grades.
Good luck in school and elsewhere.

10:53 PM  
Anonymous Kelly said...

Make sure to take breaks and schedule time with him. You will come back refreshed, and he will remember those times. 3 years is a long time to a little kid.

6:11 PM  

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