Monday, November 22, 2010

seeing pink ...

Last Wednesday, I volunteered to work Dizzle's Thanksgiving Feast. She was so excited for the party. Part of the excitement was because I was coming, but it mostly stemmed from the fact that she got to eat her first (and probably last) school lunch. All she kept saying was, "This is so cool! I get to eat off a tray!"

(I just think this picture is funny.)
Anyway, the kids were wicked cute. They all dressed as "Indian Princesses and Princes" (at least that's what Dizzle called them) and the teachers dressed as Pilgrims. It was a fun time for all and Dizzle made sure that Doodle knew what she had missed out on.

But, no worries. Doodle had a rebuttal. Her Thankgiving Feast is scheduled for today. And they get to put on a show too. Dizzle was instantly jealous. She knows how much fun an ACP Thanksgiving is (heck, she was part of the last two ACP Thanksgivings). She even asked me to take her out of school so that she could come with us. Finally, Doodle had one-upped Dizzle.

Or so we thought. Because yesterday at 4 p.m., Doodle looked like this. (Look away if you have a weak stomach ...)

Yes, you guessed it.

PINKEYE

Fan-freaking-tastic! Now, we have to miss her Thanksgiving Feast, Dizzle is no longer jealous and I have to deal with an angry three-year old (and if you've met Doodle, you know this is bad).

But, you know what? Even with a fresh batch of pinkeye attacking my house, I am thankful. Because if nothing else, Doodle's illness saved me from the 1,200+ calories I probably would have eaten this morning ...

26 comments:

BabyWeightMyFatAss said...

Oh I hope she feels better soon poor thing.

Pretend this is real said...

The "indian princesses and princes" are super cute! The pinkeye is a little less cute. Way to look on the bright side!

Bethany said...

YIKES. At least she doesn't look miserable (not in the pic, at least). Poor girl... Bummer that these things always seem to happen at times of fun events.

Rene' said...

ohhhh nooooo!!!! Pinkeye is the worst. I swear when Siri and Ben were in Preschool we had it every week to the point that Trav and I were getting it. Poor sweetie:(

Running Librarian said...

Yikes! I hate pink eye! All you have to do is mention that someone in a 5 mile radius of me has it and the next morning I wake up with pink eye. Hope Doodle feels good soon and crusties are on their way out of your house :)

Katye said...

okay i seriously love that despite the fact that your child's eyes are oozing with goop...she still has that trademark Doodle smile on her face

Terri said...

Oh, no - I hate pinkeye! Poor baby! :(

Carly said...

Aww...poor Doodle. Hope she feels better soon!

S Club Mama said...

poor baby! Something you could do while you're home with her is have your own feast! Perhaps that would help ease her madness!

bobbi said...

Oh no!! Poor baby....I hate when they have to miss something they were looking so forward to.

(and even with goopy eyes - she's still cuter than ever!)

Runners Fuel said...

Poor little one!

Marlene said...

Oh man, that is nasty! Can't say you didn't warn us. :) I hope she is better soon. Poor kid.

Jess @ Blonde Ponytail said...

Hope she gets better soon! :( Love the Indian princesses!

Shellyrm said...

So sorry! It's hard to keep them resting when they are so active. I hope she doesn't feel too bad. (and no one else gets it!)

Lesley @ racingitoff.com said...

I can't look at eye issues without my eyes swelling and watering... now I'm a gooey mess. ;-)

Get better Doodle.

I cannot believe how much of a mini-me Dizzle is!!!

Aimee said...

OH NO! Pinkeye is the worst! I hope she feels better soon!

Emz said...

Awwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww man.

Pink eye sucks. Boooo!!

Wishing a speedy recovery.

Julie @ Hotlegs Runner said...

oh no!!!! poor baby =( hope she feels better soon!

Char said...

Poor thing! I hate it when they wake up and their eyes are glued together. At least it doesn't usually last long.

the dawn said...

missing the show? poor little girl! grrrr, as the youngest i know how infrequently we get to one-up the eldest. too bad! hope she feels better soon!

Kortni said...

We just fought the same battle at our house. I hope it does not spread and everyone is well by Thursday!

Karen said...

Ugh oh no! So sorry! Hope it clears up quick!

mostlyfitmom said...

Oh no - pinkeye! Hope no one else gets it. Such a pain to have to deal with that. At least it usually clears up fairly quickly. :)

Katie A. said...

Poor Baby! What a bummer!
Very cute she was excited to eat off a tray! We didn't have a cafeteria hot lunch at my school growing up either. When I got to college, it was cool for about two weeks! Hahaha!
Hope the week goes better!

jilliusc said...

That is some serious goop! At least it is not painful!

FruitFly said...

Oh no! Poor Doodle! :(