Four games this past weekend, two for Dec and two for Mags. Fiona was out-of-town or else it would have been two more. Dec’s games were back-to-back in the Saturday afternoon sun. And then on top of that there were no subs for the second game.
Bear’s day started with Maggie’s game, leaving at nine. Nothing special to report except for there was no time for his morning nap. And then after the no nap morning, Heather and Mags took Bear to Target and The Mac Store. Again there was no time for a nap. On a positive note, there also was no poop deposited in the aisles of Target as had been done in a previous visit.
Back home there was hardly time for a twenty-minute nap before we loaded up and set out for Dec’s game. Midway through the first half Bear was whining and signaling and just being a pest. Turns out Dec was low. Always being the well-prepared parent of kids with diabetes, we borrowed two juice boxes from a fellow soccer-parent. Bear continued to pester Heather, who was handling him, and Declan continued to play. At halftime Declan had another juice box and a Gatorade to keep sugar-levels up.
Declan stayed in range during the second half as well as the entire second game. There were a couple of bouts of exhaustion after a long run up the field. I felt that we were starting to get the hang of responding to Bear’s signaling, as well as Bear getting the hang of signaling appropriately.
Bear continues to go to school with me. He is not 100% staying where he is supposed to, but he is improving. He will occasionally saunter to a students desk when he is supposed to be in a down. I am improving at anticipating issues with kids trying to get Bear’s attention. This allows me to keep Bear in the appropriate spot, and occasionally redirect students (but usually just dealing with Bear). Bear now is able to stay in a down even when a student is doing his best to distract him.