My kids have pain. It’s real.
One of the hardest things for me as a mother is to see them in pain and not be able to magic it better.
Take for instance my daughter this morning. She had slept well and got up for school, coming down the stairs on her bum because her leg hurt. As she started to get dressed she screamed and couldn’t bend her leg. These things sometimes go as quickly as they come so with a big smile and the art of distraction I help her to get dressed, put on her shoes and brush her hair into a very simple ponytail, all without bending her leg. She really needed support to get up off of the floor and actually get to the car. I can see in her eyes that she’s struggling today.