Package on front porch: of course Bubs assume Lego. Bigfoot also think: Lego. Then open box. It Dexcom G4!
BUBS: Oh. I thought it would be the pick-a-brick
BIGFOOT: Me too. But this is going to be great!
BUBS: No way
BFOOT: You don’t have to do it today, but you do have to start using it. It will be great! We’ll be able to see if your blood sugar is rising or falling, and it will be so much better for you, you’ll see
BUBS: Why do you always have to tell me what to do?
BFT: Well, actually, it was Dr. _____’s idea. (<—That a lie. It Bigfoot idea.)
BUBS: Forget it. I’m going to play basketball
Look in box:
#1 Promising. Even though weird clickwheel ruse, Bubs appreciate sleek styling much as any budding metrosexual.
#2 Kind of freaky, but also kind of like infusion site? On the other hand, more like bloody cockroach gauze-taped to belly.
#3 Srsly? This illustrate what—how soothing, super-long, sharp stinger feel against skin? Turn user into French manicure lady? Nothing about image #3 communicate, “You’re going to love this!” to child.
Grateful this equipment arrive, but how convince Bubs try? Want so much think Dexcom necessary, i.e. not optional. How make child want use? Fewer pokes not motivate; Bubs not mind pokes. Not really want bring safety into discussion because not want frighten.
INCONVENIENT TRUTH: main point Dexcom G4 is parental convenience; difficult parents ask child wear cockroach/giant stinger when POV child, parental convenience irrelevant.