I had an uncomfortable car ride home last night.
We'd had a lovely time with AuntieS and the JoyDad family, much good food and conversation and egg-hunting. Then we bundled the girls into their footie-jammies and our stuff into the car, and headed out to drive the couple-of-hours home.
I don't know whether it was the too-much-good-food, or the antihistamines I took 'cause I'm allergic to the pets at AuntieS' place, or the allergy reaction, or something else, but I could not get comfortable in the car.
It felt like my skin was too tight. It felt like I needed to stretch my legs, only the stretching I could do in the confines of the passenger seat didn't help. My leg muscles and knee joints felt "off". I needed regulation and couldn't find it! I wanted to get out of the car and run, or have someone hold my hands and "jump" me in the big soaring jumps that we do for Joy. I kept shifting and twitching, trying to find a comfortable position, probably annoying the heck outta JoyDad.
Joy, meanwhile, had slept on the earlier half of the trip, and was not about to sleep on the way home. She kept pushing my seatback with her feet, which irritated me beyond usual bounds.
And I had to wonder...
Is this maybe what it feels like for her ALL THE TIME?