the pinkeye, she is an admirable foe

Yes, all members of our family have been struck down. Rob was the last to succumb. This morning he had to decide: call in sick the first full week of work at his new job? or pass the plague on to his new co-workers? He reluctantly stayed home. For me, the past few weeks I haven’t been able to work out, go to playdates or get a babysitter. Going. Crazy.  Even strangers in the grocery store cringe and shrink back when faced with the green oozing-eyed family blearily making their way down the isle.

But it’s not all bad. I’m realizing we’re at a brief stage where I can actually leave cups and pens and chapstick in full view without worrying (too much) that Violet will destroy something or maim someone. She also is able to entertain herself in short spurts with her army of imaginary friends. It’s an incredible relief to not have a person attached to your leg 24 hours a day. And Graham. Well, he just sits or rolls around, babbling happily.

I know it will all be over soon. Graham will be running around finding every tiny, pointy, choke-able thing within reach and I will have two kids dashing off in opposite directions.

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4 responses to “the pinkeye, she is an admirable foe”

  1. Rob Jackson

    Oh god. Even with pink eye they’re just about the two cutest kids I’ve ever seen.

  2. Uncle Joe

    That sucks! I almost stopped by today too. But I can do without the pinkeye! I had it once. Waking up and not being able to open your eyes due to eight hours of nighttime crust buildup is a very uncomfortable thing.

  3. Amber

    “I know it will all be over soon. Graham will be running around finding every tiny, pointy, choke-able thing within reach and I will have two kids dashing off in opposite directions.” And you were reminded of this by watching Davis and Sam at Ruta Maya weren’t you? Sigh. I’m glad it almost over for you guys. Pink eye is the worst!

  4. Kristen

    We’re in the same place over here…Drew had an ear infection & wheezing cough, Dean then got bronchaelitis & RSV, and I ended up with a double ear infection & sinus infection. A nightmare! Chris has managed to escape it all…so far. And we’re at the lovely place where Drew can play trucks-n-cars by himself a bit and Dean isn’t mobile. I wouldn’t call these “easy days” (What’s easy about a two-and-a-half year old child?!?) but I know there may be more challenges ahead! Hope you all get well soon…

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