A post I read today by Jamie got me thinking about what Riley's life would be like without D. I thought about it and realized that the important things haven't really changed for him.
He still plays video games.
He still goes to the park and plays.
He still eats the occasional sweet. He didn't eat sweets much even before he got D.
He still fights with his brother.
He still tortures the cats sometimes.
He still watches Spongebob every morning.
He still runs around the house with a light saber slaying the siths.
In the grand scheme of his life D doesn't really interfere with much. He has to stop playing his games long enough for me to check his sugars. Maybe about a minute at the most and then he's right back to playing. I just think that he doesn't see D as a nuisance, just a part of life. I've realized I have to see it that way too. I don't want my negative attitude towards D to affect the way he sees D. I realize that he may change his views on his own as he ages. But, I wonder if I stop talking about D all the time, maybe he'll continue on with the attitude that you just pause your normal life for a minute or two to deal with your D and then you're off again. I so want him to always feel that way. I realize that some days are going to be worse than others for him. When he starts doing more on his own, it will take more of his time. I just do not want his D to define who he is or what he does.
So, what would he be doing now if he didn't have D? He'd probably be playing a video game, just like he is right now. Then, he'd go torture the cat a while, as I'm sure he'll do later on in the day. Then, he'd catch an episode of Spongebob, take a nap, and then pretend to be a jedi. All of which he will probably do today anyway.