So this must be the piece Jack's teacher was referring to when she gave Jack the "Rainbow Writer" Award.
It's very interesting to read Jack's perspective on "silleac" disease. As you can see, he says, "it's safe" "it's fun" - I'm not sure if he means, "I wish I made it." Jack doesn't thoroughly understand "silleac" disease, (autoimmune, villi, gluten...are kinda of confusing words), but understands, that he has to eat gluten-free because gluten hurts his belly and it will make him sick. As he's getting older and showing more interest like this, I hope to explain celiac disease more in depth.
When Jack wrote, "git a shot", he is referring to getting tested for celiac disease. I'm proud of you Jack, look at you being an advocate for Celiac Awareness Month!
This is was one of those moments as a parent where I felt, "wow, I'm doing something right." Being that Jack was so young when diagnosed with celiac disease, of course, he didn't talk about having celiac at 2 yrs. old, 3, 4 or even 5. So seeing him write about it, is really indescribable, I don't know how I feel...not surprised, but just WOW - like, WOW. It's just cool to see I guess. Just WOW...see, I don't know how to explain it...
|Jack re-created our family room. That's me (or I guess Jack), |
sitting on the couch w/ my/his computer, our colorful rug,
table and lamp, chair and tv...blogging.
Okay, I really need an office now...
Blogging is something I do to help others and I'm happy that Jack sees that. What I see from Jack writing this, is that he's embracing his celiac disease. That's all I can hope for. There will be ups and downs for sure, but for now, my Kindergartner is a HAPPY, HEALTHY, ADVOCATING, GLUTEN-FREE BOY!
I love you, Jack. And stop growing up so fast! Geez.