Thursday, February 14, 2008

You Know What Sucks Dinosaur Eggs?

When your toddler has pink eye, and you have to take the eye drops to school so they can give them at noon, and you feel super-bad about that, and warn them, and tell them you are sorry a million times, because when you attempt to do the drops at home, it's harder than I imagine it is giving eye drops to a cat.
In fact, it's a two-person job, that involves one person imobilizing said child while the other works on prying the eyes open and hoping that one of the drops you toss in the general direction of her eyes will somehow make it in that little tiny slit you manage to make.
And then when you pick up your child, there's a note on their daily sheet that says, "The Wild Child did wonderful when we gave her the eyes drops today- she stood perfectly still and it was very easy!"
Shut. Up.


A.D. said...

That does suck...although I have never given eye drops to my cats, I have given them pills. The result...bloody scratches and the pill still didn't go down. You probably still have to worry about bites from WC, but atleast she doesn't have razor sharp claws that pierce your skin!
P.S. I think the school must be using might want to check into that...maybe they'll sell some to you!

Anonymous said...

Of course she stood still. Aren't all children in public the opposite of how they are at home?

I'm just saying.

Happy Valentines Day to you and yours!

Kate said...

Been there done that - twice with Abby! Nothing like your child screaming like you are killing them and still managing to be strong as an ox and closing their tiny eyes while your adult strength and fingers are attempting to pry them open AND squeeze a bottle meant for dolls!

Rachael said...


~B. said...

I'm coming out of lurkdom (well, it's only been a few days, but still) to become your favorite new person (of the moment). Are you ready for this? A solution!! Just for you!!

Have your child close their eyes. Put a drop in the corner there, you know, near the nose. Have them open their eyes. Voila! The eyedrops go in. Repeat. Done. Report back.

Happy Valentine's Day. :)

~B. (aka CookieMomster...which explains the monstrous avatar.)

PS...I think you're adorable and I really enjoy your blog. :)

Jill said...

Oh yes - the prying open of the eyes. I make my husband do that part.

Anonymous said...

Why are they so much better for other people? I can relate I am the mother of two wild girls. LOL

Sasha said...

B- tried your trick this morning and it was very helpful! Thanks so much!!!!

Multislacking Mama said...

~B's trick has worked on Chandler... but not as a smallish lil momma. Only as a bigger lil momma. The little lil momma would be IRATE at the very thought of having to be put through the demoralization of eye drops. For her, it is a 2 person job as well. I'm sure she'd do fine for her daycare mommas, though.

~B. said...

Yay! Glad that it helped. My littlest man is a real I am always looking for solutions.