I wrote about this word a while ago for us adults to use as a positive word during days when things are just depressing. Then I thought about a few kids I know and heard from them this week about some things they had been going through during the week. They were in between begin really depressed and just mildly depressed.
Mostly there problems were with parents nagging them about taking their blood glucose or their insulin and stuff that I would expect. So they asked for my opinion and I said to them have a diabetariffic day. They asked what did that mean so I explained it to them and then I thought I would share that here with the kids from this site.
So diabetariffics is a word that I came up with on a very bad day. I was having a low blood sugar day and a depressing day and I looked for a word that would mean something to me and cheer me up. We;; I came up with diabetariffic. It made me laugh when I said it and it continued to make me smile afterwards thinking about it. Then I started to share the word with others and saw what it did for them. Then I knew I had hit on something. A word that could bring people out of a bad day or a bad moment. I can't say it will work for everyone but so far I haven't had a strikeout yet. The kids asked how they could use the word and I said well when you get frustrated about your parents asking you (because they care, not to nag) about your blood glucose or insulin, just think diabetariffic. Instead of giving them a smart answer. Wish them a great diabetariffic day and move on. Think happy thoughts. I know corny right? but look at it this way, giving them something to think about changes the picture. Giving them something to ponder changes their attitude and yours. So what you think is nagging becomes a parents concern and what they think you said smartly becomes a nice comment back to them. Come on it won't hurt.
When you are having a bad day and then your parents come to ask you something and you get frustrated even more thin diabetariffic first, then comment back. Think happy or better first.
I am not asking you to do that much. Put diabetariffic in your head and keep it there. Never lose it or forget it.
What is it about parents and our concern for them that gets to kids. Were we like that when we were younger? Sometimes I try and think back to my Dad and remember the times when I would answer him back on a bad day I was having. We were never allowed to have bad days. We were kids. Kids don't have bad days so there was no need to smart remarks. As I remember it I had bad day and I needed a word like diabetariffic to make the day change.
So now there is a word to take that day away and start over. Especially on days when you get up late and you are running around trying to get ready and you are miserable and your parents come into your room to ask you something and just when you are ready to make a smart remark back to them and ruing their day and yours, think DIABETARIFFIC and wish them a diabetriffic day and one to yourself for remembering. You too deserve a day like that. Look into the mirror and say it to yourself before you walk into the kitchen. Say it in the bath while getting ready. ell it out loud before you make that smart remark and save yourself some grief.
Thank aboutit. That word could save you a very miserable day after talking back to your parents. Plus using that word will make their day and your that much better, I promise.
HAve a diabetariffic day. Always.
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