My seven-year-old wanted to know: since we have so few official days here in America where all the people get off work, why is this one in particular called “Labor Day”?
“Well… it’s for all the people who work really hard every day. It’s to celebrate them and their hard work,” I fumbled to explain.
“Oh, like with diabetes, people have so much work every day,” she replied.
Yikes! Is everything always all about the diabetes? Am I that bad?
Naw, I think it’s just because she heard me mention Labor Day, and somehow thought it had something to do with this blog. Life can be a little hard to sort out when you’re 7 (or 43).
In any case, for your day off — free of all responsibilities except the @#$%! diabetes — enjoy this DiabetesMine 2010 Labor Day vision, courtesy of beloved cartoon artist (and fellow acerbic type 1 diabetic) Haidee Merritt: