No, I am just reflecting on the two weeks of holiday Mr T just had.
We had not planned a very active holiday since I wanted to use the opportunity of having him at home to conduct a PROPER check of basal settings. I have not done the carbs free testing to see what effect the current setting has, in a while, and knew that certainly the afternoon basal rate needed an "upgrade".
In spite of my carefully planned low activity holiday, the past two weeks turned out to be relatively active with lots of firsts.
- first time it rained for 5 days during the holiday, so we stayed indoors (YEY ideal for carbs free testing of basal)
- first time we did early bird bowling at 9am
- first time Mr T went for a lunch and afternoon of NERF war play at Mr S's-house
- first time Mr T played African drums and LOVED it
- first time we went cycling on the back, dirt, roads to Paradise Point after 5 days of rain
- first time he spent the entire morning in pyjama's and on the computer, all the way until lunch time (again YEY, useful data for basal analysis)
So, as you can see, there was a lot in the running for the first prize entertainment during the holiday. To my surprise, riding a bike on a mushy muddy road and getting covered in mud came a high second only to be beaten by the NERF war at a friends house. Boys....
I probably should not have been surprised by the reaction to the mud seeing as Mr T had enjoyed it so much back in Africa, as this photo shows. He was not yet three then.
The moral of the story being – we, the parents, can sometimes think too straight, too clinically, too clean, too organized, too many electronics and games. Instead dare to think outside of today's' electronic boxes.
I'll say, give the boy some sticks, rocks and mud and you'll have one very happy boy. And great BG's at that too.
At no cost.
Actually at the cost of a pair of socks – too muddy to be salvaged.