I’m not sure when it happened, but Robbie has turned into a very sweet little boy. On Saturday, I had a terrible TMJ flare up – one where my jaw spasmed out of control for nearly thirty minutes. Basically, my jaw chatters and there is nothing I can do to stop it. It’s impossible to talk and incredibly painful. Unfortunately, it happened in the car in full view of Robbie. It was also the first time Justin saw it happen.
All of a sudden, in the midst of the pain, I hear a sweet voice from the back seat asking if I’m ok. When he heard me crying, Robbie started to sing “Edelweiss” to me. If I hadn’t already been crying from the pain, I would have from emotion. It was the first time he realized something was wrong and tried to make it better. After he finished singing, Robbie told me he and Justin would get me ice and the ice would make it all better.
Robbie comes into our room every night around 3:30. He quietly climbs over Justin, checks to make sure we’re both OK, and snuggles into the bed. And then he rolls over and rubs my back until I fall asleep.
I’m not sure what happened to the monster who invaded our lives for the past three months, but I sure do like the sweet boy who replaced him. I just hope he stays.