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Arden's Day Blog

Arden's Day is a type I diabetes care giver blog written by author Scott Benner. Scott has been a stay-at-home dad since 2000, he is the author of the award winning parenting memoir, 'Life Is Short, Laundry Is Eternal'. Arden's Day is an honest and transparent look at life with diabetes - since 2007.

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Surfing Santa

Scott Benner

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So we ventured out into the snow late Sunday afternoon to check out a huge Christmas light display about thirty minutes from our house. On the way we stopped to have a quick bite, Arden tested her blood glucose and just as we were about to bolus... the batteries in her PDM went dead. I immediately looked around the restaurant for a fix, my wife told me that she saw a convenience store as we drove up, but that I would need to get back into the car to get there. Truth be told, I didn't want to go back out into the snow, but moreover, I didn't want Arden to miss her food because she was waiting for me to return with batteries. I began looking around for an answer when it hit me, the restaurant had televisions covering almost every inch of it's walls, "I bet they have a drawer full of TV remotes", I thought.

A few minutes later the bartender was pulling two triple A batteries from one of his many remotes, and Arden was back in business. The very kind bartender wouldn't even take the batteries back before we left...

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The Christmas lights were a blast! I mean, were else are you going to see a giant Santa on a surf board?!