I feel like a genius for coming up with this so feel free to use it as much as you want. One of the most difficult things to explain to my children is how much I hurt. My older two are pretty gentle with me, but my four-year-old still wants me to be a trampoline/jungle gym/bed. I want to hold and cuddle and snuggle my kids any time, any where. With fibromyalgia that just isn’t possible. Today I had a doctor’s appointment at the way-too-early hour of 9 am. My doctor is an hour and a half away, so that gave me a 6:30 am start. Plus, I had run out of my amitriptyline the day before so I didn’t sleep well. My hubby drove but there was lots of construction and traffic. All that stop-and-go has my neck spasming and a headache coming on. Let me just make this easier. I hurt really freaking badly. I am at the point where I want to call my Mommy and whine and hope she’ll come take care of me.
I was able to convince (force) my children to help me fold laundry but now I hurt worse. Back to my brilliant idea for struggling Mommies everywhere. As soon I sat down with my green tea, heating pads in place, feet up, blinds closed, the four-year-old decided that she needed to squeeze in between me and the couch. She had a half of a foot of room and I could foresee that some pointy, bony part of her was going to end up in one of my tender points. I didn’t want to hurt her feelings or yell at her but I needed to get her to understand that I was serious about her not sitting that close to me. So I told her I love her but right now I hurt so I’m in my Mommy bubble. Success! She didn’t get her feelings hurt, I didn’t have to get grumpy and the kids are laughing about me and my bubble. I don’t plan on using my bubble all the time, just when I’m at my worst, like today.