My Friend Elli

I have this friend named Elli.

She is always there for me.

But she is also a real pain.

She calls out to me to pay attention to her at the most inconvenient times.

She doesn’t complain that I don’t pay attention to her as often as I should but I know she aches for my attention.


Each time I see her I feel a twinge of guilt because I haven’t given her any attention so sometimes it’s easier to close the door on her.

Since we met there have been long stints of time – years even – that I would ignore her, yet she is still here.

In the past couple of months I have used her when I have been angry or needed something to do while I waited for blood sugars on the kids – even in the late night hours.

She doesn’t mind being used as a time waster but I also get so worked up after spending time with her that I can’t sleep.

When I do spend time with her I feel good but after my entire body aches.

She only wants what’s best for me and doesn’t ever judge me.

I think it’s time I commit to being a better friend to Elli.

Meet Elli –


About Christina

Mom of 3 kids, all 3 have Type 1 diabetes - I blog to share stories. I am not a medical professional and my thoughts are my own. Please do not make changes to your medical care plan based on my stories - always consult your medical team. Hope you find something in my ramblings helpful and or amusing. You can find me on twitter @momof3T1s and on my Facebook page Stick With It Sugar. May all your dreams forever be bolus worthy.
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11 Responses to My Friend Elli

  1. Bea says:

    Hahaha! I was going to leave a comment about how it doesn’t matter… If you have a good friend, you don’t have to talk to them all the time. But I see it now. Good that you and Elli stay friends. 😉

  2. Shannon says:

    HaHa! That’s awesome. 🙂

  3. Kate says:

    I absolutely love it! I need to name my treadmill. 😉

  4. lea says:

    oh, i’m inspired to name my elliptical now, if only it would demand attention like the kids i wouldn’t forget it so much!

    • Christina says:

      She has the same name as my stuffed elephant from my childhood that was also featured in my HAWMC post about mascots – the elephant in the room. Like D she is not to be ignored.

  5. kim says:

    this is great!!! just found you blog and want to tell you that i am quite enjoying it.

    • Christina says:

      Thanks Kim -I just book marked your blog so I can learn more about you too. Glad you found me – 37 years WOW – you are a hero to many Im sure.

  6. Sara says:

    My friend Milly is just as lonely.

    You might know her by her full name – Tread-Milly.

    • Christina says:

      lol – it must be hard to be an exercise machine – they just don’t get the attention they deserve. I can say proudly we have never asked Elli to hold our clothes.

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