Pink is my favorite (eye) color

I’m sitting on the couch next to a suspicious crusty stain on my left and a sleeping suspicious crusty Bug on my right. I am noticing suspicious crusty stains lately, (LIKE THE OTHER ONE I JUST NOW SEE ON MY SLEEVE, GROSS) because Bug has developed pink eye, and it is goop central all up in here. Pink eye is highly contagious they say, but even if it weren’t, I’m guessing the chances of getting it go way up when someone wipes the gunk out of their eye and SMEARS IT ON YOUR FACE.

Since the typing of the first paragraph in this post, Bug has roused, whimpered mightily, and fallen back asleep on top of my right arm, forcing me to hunt and peck with my left hand. That sentence took me a good ten minutes to type.

When he wakes up for good we’ll get to administer, for the first time, his pink eye meds, otherwise known as THE DROPS OF DESTRUCTION. I’ve seen grown men tremble at the thought of anything coming remotely close to their eyeball, and now I get to put not one, but two drops in a small child’s eye 3 times a day for five days.

Good times.

5 comments

1 Andy { 12.17.07 at 7:00 pm }

excuses, excuses…play a word in our scrabulous match yo :-) :-)
love ya, hope bug feels better :-)

2 Jill { 12.17.07 at 10:42 pm }

Oh, I do not envy you. There was a time, during our first year in seminary, when pinkeye was rampant in the village, and someone had it at ALL times. We suspected they were picking it up from playing in the creek, altho I don’t even know if that’s possible. The idea was planted by a seminary spouse / mom who was also a nurse, so we gave it some credibility, at least. Anyway, the boys were 3, 5, and 7, and the drops were NOT fun. Bribery is good. And you could always say it’s the teal rule…”Always administer medicine as the doctor instructs.” Have fun!

3 Bethany { 12.18.07 at 1:17 am }

good luck with those drops! it does sound like quite a challenge…

your blog is fun to read! i’ll have to make sure i stop by here more often. i sometimes get lazy about reading blogs that don’t come in my normal xanga blog subscriptions. i’m going to have to get some kind of other blogroll thing.

and yes, being a teacher of students who are not always super good about knowing how to manage the gooey substances emerging from their faces, but who love to run up to me and hug me and squish their faces into me, i am very familiar with the random crusty stains all over my sweaters.

4 Allen G. { 12.18.07 at 11:14 am }

One: the pre-pink eye snapshot is perfect and
Two: I want to work into my life the phrase “…who are not always super good about knowing how to manage the gooey substances emerging from their faces..” Thats good stuff man

5 Allen G. { 12.18.07 at 11:16 am }

And one more thing, don’t use your possessed camera to take any pictures of your vajayjay. Now if that doesn’t clear out the in-laws I don’t know what will…..by the way that is my x-mas present to you :)

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