Yesterday on the way home after picking Middle Chicklet up from track practice.
MC - "Mom, I think I have type 2 diabetes."
Me - "WHAT?! Why would you think that?"
MC - "We are studying about it in Health (why, I'm not exactly sure, but ok). I have 4 out of the 5 symptoms."
Me - "Honey, you just had your physical. You don't have diabetes."
MC - "Listen. One symptom is extreme thirst. I'm thirsty all the time. Don't you see how many Dr. Peppers I drink a day?" (Really? Dr. Peppers?!)
Me - "Drinking Dr. Pepper won't help with your thirst. It makes you more thirsty. The concern would be if you were drinking gallons of water and couldn't quench your thirst."
MC - "You aren't listening. Next symptom. Frequent urination. I peed like 4 times today."
Me - "It's 5:30. You've been up since 6:30 am. I would hope you've gone 4 times today."
MC - "Mom, this is serious. Why aren't you listening? OK. Maybe this one will get your attention. Rapid weight loss."
Me - "You don't gain weight because you are your father's kid, and you have a high metabolism (damn you!). You aren't LOSING weight. Son, you JUST had a phyical (didn't I already say this??) The doctor would have caught this.
MC - (PISSED now) "You and the doctor don't know anything! My health teacher (Yes, son, the one who completed SO much medical training!!!) said I really needed to discuss it with you. Fine. What about THIS one?! Extreme fatigue."
Me - "Let's see. Could that possibly be from staying up until all hours playing XBox Live?"
MC - "I knew you wouldn't believe me. You never believe me. I guess I'll just die from diabetes."
Does anyone wonder why I drink?