Anyway, back to the the task at hand...
The Good (or maybe it should be called "The Freakin' Unbelievably Great"):
The Angsty Teen (and her friend) helped me in the kitchen EVERY day for EVERY meal and with the clean up after the meals... putting away leftovers, washing dishes, wiping things down... and it went better than I ever thought it could have.
|Making yogurt parfaits for breakfast|
She had one melt down... two nights ago... but it wasn't from having to work...apparently a frog peed on her... not sure how that happened... but she stopped at the kitchen to tell me about it after the evening meeting.
Then she refused to leave the kitchen in the dark to go back to the house.... because she didn't want to come across any more frogs...
She wanted me to walk to the house... about 80 feet away... get the car, drive back to the kitchen, and give her a ride to the house. I hate those peeing frogs as much as the next person, but that was never gonna happen...
|No frogs in the kitchen!|
All I have to say is that...THESE ARE NOT EYE DROPS!
|Relieves pain, itching, swelling...|
The Angsty Teen was complaining that her eye was stinging from getting sunscreen/sweat in it.
I was sitting on the couch near her... making sympathetic sounds... kind of ignoring the situation because the drama was building... best not to engage... or make eye contact.
I casually suggested that some people might choose to rinse their eye with water. She did, I think, but I guess it didn't help.
She said she needed eye drops. Her friend who came to camp with us went down to the nurse's station and found drops. (Note to everyone everywhere.... if your friend is not a rocket scientist... or a nurse... or a doctor... or, well, you get the idea, you should probably check the label yourself.)
Next thing I know the Angsty Teen was laying on the floor holding her eye and SCREAMING.
Even though the products above say that they relieve pain, itching, and swelling... they also clearly state that they are for "INSECT BITE RELIEF."
When I tell people that the Angsty Teen got bug bite drops in her eye they inevitably ask "Didn't she scream?" I say, "Of course she did... but she is always screaming about something.... I just tune her out."
There goes that Mother of the Year Award.... again.
I got involved in the situation... didn't want her to go blind and have to live at home her whole life.
Everything turned out fine.
|They are still friends... and they both read labels on medicines better... I think.|
I made the most delicious Garlic Cheesy Pull-Aparts to go with our spaghetti supper tonight...
|lots of cheesy goodness|
I grabbed little pieces of dough (walnut-sized?), dropped them in melted butter with garlic salt/powder (whatever they had in the kitchen) in it, pulled them out, put them in a pan one layer deep, sprinkled them with a little Italian seasoning, and baked them.
How was your weekend?