Thursday, November 20, 2014

Things That Annoy Me Thursday: Stuff Keeps Happening!

Natalie recently had lice. It was not fun.

And then she woke up with a swollen eye:



This child.

Something always seems to go wrong. Remember when she got the hole in her head?

Some people thought it might be an allergic reaction so I ran out and got some Benadryl. I thought it might be Pink Eye, but I didn't see any pink. I also picked up eye drops.

Natalie took the Benadryl without any issues.

The eye drops? She freaked.

She was like Rachel in Friends. Remember when she jumped whenever it was time for the puff of air to go into her eye during an exam?

Natalie did that with the drop. She'd lie there and as soon as the drop came near, she'd leap away.

"I WASN'T READY YET!" she'd shout at me.

Okay, well, the fact that you were stretched out and telling me to "do it now" made me think you were ready. I apologize.

Needless to say, I don't think many drops ended up in her eye.

I'm glad to report that her eye looks much better now. But seriously? Please no more injuries, lice, or eye issues.



I could do without the whining too.





23 comments:

  1. Sounds like my 6 year old when I try to do ear drops with him. It was like a 20 minute ordeal. I hope for no more ailments in your home!

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  2. My husband is the same way. I have this trick where he closes his eyes and I put the drops on the inner corner of his eyes. The drops slide in when he opens his eyes. He still makes a fuss, but less dramatically. Natalie's sad face is heartbreaking. Glad her eye is back to normal size.

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  3. I am the same way with eye drops. I hate it. I actually jump back at the puff of air at the eye doctor, too!

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  4. The whining makes me want to tear my ears off. No patience for it at all.

    Erica got soap or shampoo in her eye the other night and was begging for eye drops. Clearly something is wrong with her, too. Who begs for that?

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  5. Ugh, when it rains, it pours. And then sunny days come. I promise!

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  6. OK - you should be done with all issues for the rest of the deployment!!! Nothing can break!! No one else can be sick!! Only rainbows from here on!!

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  7. So you never knew what happened to her eye? Sucks. Hope she stays out of the trouble, at least until the end of the year.

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  8. Oh my gosh, she just woke up with it???

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  9. Man, when it rains it pours! I could do without the whining too. How come no one has come up with a fix for that yet?

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  10. Hopefully you won't have to deal with the eye drops issue, but in the event you do this is my almost fool-proof trick to get them IN her eye. Have her lay down and close her eyes. Place a drop or two at the corner of her eye (nearest the nose) and tell her to open them. Drops go right in.

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  11. Oh my goodness. I just read the hole in the head post! I am ashamed to say this but there have been times in my daughter's 17 month old life that i understand why some parents use leashes on their children. Once she slipped and there was such a loud thump and she lay there frightened for a couple of seconds and when i picked her up i did not what i would see under her head. I watch a lot of greys anatomy too and i used to watch house so i freak out often! That was one scary story. But all bad things come in 3 so you are done for her rest of her life!

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  12. Just read my comment. If you manage to read this besides my english for the crazy you are awesome!

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  13. @Greekwitch:

    I have a 23 month old, a 3 year old and a 10 month old. (I also have a 5 year old but he's in school all day) When I go pick my 3 year old up from preschool, I have to manuever a carseat and a out of control 23 month old. Add that in with my unruly 3 year old who gets into so much trouble and runs around like a maniac, I need easier things I use a leash without shame. Screw anyone who thinks it's ridiculous. My kid is safe and secure. That's all that matters to me.

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  14. glad she's better! kids keep you on their toes and it's never a dull moment!

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  15. I have images of you sat on top of her with the eye drop bottle in your mouth!

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  16. Glad that eye cleared up.You have had a rough time lately. I am thinking you should be good now.

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  17. Eye drops are so hard to put in kids' eyes. I think it took me days to get one drop in my son's when he needed them.

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  18. She sure knows how to knock around her body! Poor girl. Swollen eyes are no fun!

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  19. Poor kid!!! Just can't catch a break!!!

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  20. Bahahah... "I could do without the whining, too." This is why I love you. You're so hilarious and REAL!

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  21. LOL the eye drop situation is awful and I can imagine it all too well. I remember those days as a kid...lol terrible.

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