Learning anything new takes time and practice. Be it diabetes care, or learning to play a musical instrument, it is an ongoing learning experience. Tonight, Dylan had a "senior band" (senior meaning the kids are 2nd year and not brand new to their instruments) concert at our local high school. With 4 different elementary schools, and an abundance of proud parents, it was a pretty big deal. I was nervous for him, and even more so after he had a 3.1 mmol/l (55.8mg/dl) blood sugar reading minutes before the concert began. Some fast-acting sugar later, I sat in the bleachers and watched my son play his heart out to "Funkytown" on the sax, while we played our secret game of "thumbs up/thumbs down" (thumbs up = sugar level feels good, thumbs down = feeling low) across the gymnasium. Two thumbs up during the performance and I was one proud mommy!
Dylan is right of center, with the blond bangs
Like diabetes care, we are far from mastery of the saxophone, but we are well on our way!