You know what feeling I really hate?
It doesn't really hurt, it's just really weird. And it makes it really annoying to put contacts in when you can't even feel your eyeball.
I got some new drops from my dr yesterday (they numb me twice each time I go, by the way, which is thoroughly annoying) and it's like putting liquid fire straight into my eyes. I get to use those drops twice a day now. Along with a couple other kinds of drops (one of which is like putting skim milk in my eyes.)
For those of you new to my blog, you should probably know that I have Glaucoma. Yes, it's an old people disease. I am always the youngest person in the waiting room at the dr's office. And that's even including the people giving all of the old people rides. But it's in my genes, so liquid fire drops and numb eyeballs happen to me a lot.
You know what is really frustrating?
School clothes shopping for a first grader. (I'm switching gears...did that throw you off?)
My kids are sturdy. Not overweight. Not even at the top of the growth charts (once out of babyhood.) At school age I wouldn't even consider them chubby. Just nice and solid.
So why do they make little girls jeans for tall stick-like children? My six year old is also kind of tall. But not tall and skinny. Tall and sturdy. So by the time I find jeans that don't cut into her stomach when she sits (or exhales) they have to be rolled up about 3 times.
It's really annoying. Who are all of these stick-like girls that clothing designers are working for? Because yesterday I found a pair of size 7 little girl jeans with major hips in them. And last I checked girls that size don't have hips.
I also found a lot of skanky shirts that size. My sister called me a prude yesterday - which is sort of true (although I prefer the term "values" rather than "prudishness.") But it's hard for me to picture a parent that wants to emphasize their first graders non-existent cleavage and midriff. And yet the clothes exist.
Husband and I watched a movie the other night on Netflix. "Lakeview Terrace." Not a feel good movie.
There was a whole lot of racial stuff in that movie, and it really makes me wonder when we're ever going to get over that? Not that I don't think race is important. On the contrary, I think everyone should be proud of who they are and where they came from and what they look like. I just don't think that it should make anyone feel entitled to prejudices or privileges.
...stepping down from soapbox now.