So I was sitting on the beach in my chair and near the water last weekend, trying to give myself a little time before I was forced by a band of wild six year olds to go back into the ocean.
My friend's twins (who shall be referred to in the rest of the story as Twin Pink & Twin Blue) and their friend Nick were hovering around me because I was showing them the above video on my iPhone.
Of course they were LOLing like crazy and they even started to sing the song - quite loudly might I add.
And there's more than a good chance that your's truly might have been singing said song equally as loudly, but that's another post entirely.
Then Nick saw my insulin pump clipped to my swimsuit and our conversation really got interesting.
Nick: Hey, I've seen that before!! The guy at Bible Camp had one, except his was clipped to his pants!
Me: No way!
Nick: Yeah, it's cool. His had that same tube thing - Except his kept beeping & he kept checking it when he was reading about Noah & the Ark.
Me: That makes sense, this thing tends get a little ansy during floods/stampedes.
Twin Pink: There's medicine in it because her belly's broken - And it smells funny.
Twin Blue: Her belly doesn't make 'insin' (and for the record, we hadn't talked about insulin in months, so I was BIG TIME impressed with the "in-sin" reference,) like ours does. The 'insin' in her pump turns her food into energy so that she can grow and be strong and have energy.
Nick: Really? Cool. Can I smell the medicine?
Me: Thanks, I think it's pretty cool - And yes, you can smell it. Then I twirled the insulin reservoir from its resting place and let him smell it.
Nick: THAT STINKS.
Me: Yeah, I know. I think it smells like band-aids and fear.
Nick: It does smell like band-aids! But I don't really know what fear smells like..... Kel, can we watch the Dancing dog video on your iphone again?
Twin Blue: And then can we go in the water?
Twin Pink: After she removes her pump and puts in her cooler. You know she doesn't take that in the ocean! Oh, did I mention that Twin Pink has Diva like tendencies!
Me: Sure, one more time with "the cool dancing dog" before we hit the ocean!
And that's just what we did - And a fantastical time was had by all.
And for the record, I'm still singing this song - And there's more a good chance that you are too!