The other day I had to take Eli to the eye doctor to get his eye exam for school. I thought it best to schedule the appointment for after school so I set the time for 3:00. We arrived at 2:30....I figured early is good right?
Here's a few things you should know before I get into my story:
a) Sissy Lou missed her nap that day
b) please try and remember the eye drop story (http://thesargeof4.blogspot.com/2010/08/eye-drops.html )
c) I had all three kids with me without any help
Aren't you all feeling my pain....and at the same time wondering what the heck happened at the eye doctor to warrant a blog......and give me grey hair, wrinkles and a need for anxiety meds.....well then I will continue:
Arriving 30 minutes early turned out to be a mistake. For some reason the Optometrist was backed up and we sat in the waiting room for 50 minutes. Let me see if I can break things down...Sissy Lou was ill because...no nap, Andrew didn't want to be there because....it wasn't about him, and Eli was scared to death of the eye doctor because....of the blog above about the eye drops (http://thesargeof4.blogspot.com/2010/08/eye-drops.html) you really need to read that one if you haven't, it will put things into perspective!
So Sissy Lou is pitching fit after fit, running around pushing every magazine on the floor that she can. Andrew is whining..can we go now, and Eli is crying and putting himself in a frenzy about the eye drops.
We finally get called back (around 3:20) and get put into the little room. Eli starts freaking out about not wanting to get into the chair, Sissy Lou wants to destroy my purse and Andrew is still whining...and wants to go.
I put Sissy Lou on the floor with my wallet (her favorite thing to play with), I give Andrew my iPhone to play games (which the battery was almost dead) and I get in the chair with Eli. The nurse does her little test and we are left to wait again while she gets the doctor. The doc comes in and does his thing and now it was time for the dreaded eye drops.
*NOTE*: It's probably a bad idea to tell your kids that your eyes will fall out and not work if you put eye drops in your eyes....here's one of those times that a previous statement comes back to bite you in the buttocks..AGAIN!
The Optometrist made a very wise choice and got the heck out of there (wish I could have joined) and left the dirty work to the nurse and her helper.
They leaned Eli back and tell him what they have to do and guess what Eli did......