A little while back, we took the girls to the beach in Saugatuck for the morning (was supposed to be the day, but we’ll get to that a little later.)
Ana has gone to the beach before and while she won't go in the water very far, she has a blast. This was Eleni’s first time and let me tell ya. The excitement wore off fast for her. She didn’t seem to enjoy much about the beach except the blueberries we brought.
About 10 minutes in though, I realized I was under prepared. I hadn’t brought enough sustainable food and our cool, but old as frick, cooler didn’t want to insulate very much.
About two hours in, it happened.
It seems like some people have a repeat kind of injury. Some people pull things, some people smash things, some people cut things. I get corneal abrasions. Which is the correct way of saying I get shit jabbed in my eye all the time. Usually right when I need it to happen the least. And it flipping hurts. SO BAD.
The first time was the morning we were supposed to leave for the Upper Peninsula. Chris went to hug me good morning in bed and caught my eye instead. I went into my local, trash urgent care and they said it was scratched and sent me home. Shit sucked. We left for vacation and halfway through had to make a stop at another urgent care, this time U of M’s, and they were much more helpful with an eye patch, drops, and painkillers. I spent the three days in the UP with my eyes closed and drugged.
Second time, I was quite pregnant and Chris and I had a weekend alone together (if ya know what I mean) I went to throw trash into the bathroom trash can and got speared in the eye by an artificial plant. That time I went to an optometrist and they gave me a band-aid contact (who knew?!) and the healing hurt so much less.
This time, I can’t tell you what the frick happened. It hurt. We had to leave the beach early. Baby was totally fine with it, Ana and Chris were both pretty kind about it, and I was pissed. This one must not have been too bad though, since it took about 48 hours to heal.
So, can anyone recommend a good pair of those goggles that seal to your face? I’m about to be wearing those everywhere, all the time. Hope you like scuba diver role-play babe. I’ll even throw on a pair of flippers and smack your ass like a naughty dolphin.
Anyway, here are the family friendly photos from before the Saga of Aslyn’s Abused Eyeballs: Part 3.