On Thursday of last week, Anna June woke up with her eyes matted shut. It wasn't a terrible case, but one of her eyes was red enough for me to declare that it was most likely a (mild) case of pinkeye. Conjunctivitis and the Gallitzes have met before, but it was a few years ago.
We decided to keep AJ at home, as this stuff is contagious, and I didn't want to be the mom that sends the kid to school and gets the whole class sick.
So we stayed home.
Anna June watched a movie while I did some work on my laptop. We ate. Then, we did some other low-key things, like reading a book together and watching TV. Eventually, I called the pediatrician and got some eye drops called in, verifying that she could return to school the next day.
Besides the quick trip to Publix for the Rx, we stayed home all day, mostly in our pajamas. (I had been in a dress, heels and jewelry when I woke her up. Ask me how fast I got back in my nightgown once I decided she wasn't going to school.)
I suggested that we paint our nails, and AJ decided it would be a good time to use the Hot Designs nail kit (As Seen on TV)! We've tried this before, to mixed results.
Unfortunately, each kit does not contain the same colors, and the designs shown in their how-to booklet are impossible without having the correct kits.
We didn't look up this tutorial, but this is a link to how one woman implemented the watermelon design, which AJ really, really wanted to try.
I told her we didn't even have black nail polish for seeds, and offered to get her some when we were next out, but she decided that silver would work.
This was our finished product.
I've been promising ever since to remove the nail "art" but haven't gotten around to it. I am sure it will flake off eventually. :)
21 hours ago