Pink eye is so common you can get antibiotics for it without a prescription. My son had it first and then I got it.
I am 45 and that was the first time I had pink eye so I got it again a week later (or it never actually went away). The second round was much worse, taking both eyes. Here is a 7am-11am progression:
You’ve probably had pink eye. It sucks. My eyes burned and my head throbbed all day long. This happened to be the morning my son was home from school because of a teachers’ strike. Also, there’s my toddler. I am a person who does not get “sick days” because I am a Caregiver, so this also makes me a Public Health Hazard. Yes we left the house. Yes we ran errands. Yes we probably went to a playground. If you are wondering why you now have pink eye, look no further – if you can – I am Patient Zero.
The day after I took these photos I prevented our bike from tipping over using only my shin.
This hurt very badly. I should have went home immediately to ice it.
HA! Self-care. Hilarious.
Instead I continued to the grocery store and only after hauling up then unloading all the bags did I finally sit down and take off my boots. Imagine my surprise/not surprise when I had to peel my sock out of the bloody crevasse.
I immediately texted my husband for sympathy and then posted on Facebook for sympathy because I am still a little bit human. Then I carried my daughter upstairs to change her diaper and fight over socks and read stories and fill the humidifier and nestle and nurse and never once did I put on my life jacket first.
I don’t even know how you do that. That’s what mothers hear all the time: take care of yourself so you can take care of everyone else! Put your life jacket on before assisting others! What life jacket? I AM THE LIFE JACKET.
I have been getting some heat lately about giving everything of myself to my kids which is weird because I am required to give everything of myself to my kids even when gouged and blind. So I ask, where is my sick day? Can you get me an ice-pack? Who exactly is putting on their life jacket before assisting me? Hello? No? Then please:
Step aside. I’ve got groceries to put away and bandages to change.