First things first: washing that vaporizer stuff out of hair is practically impossible. It's oil-based. Baby shampoos are gentle. So unless I want to break out the Lava soap, it will just take repeat washings to get it all.
Daughter is feeling much better. Her sinuses are still congested, which I can hear in her little voice, but her eye is clearing up nicely. We have to put drops in 3X each day, 2 per eye (both eyes are treated even though only one was goopy). She's pretty good about it, and we've turned it into a counting game: 1-2-3-4. I put one in and say, "there's one, what comes after one?" And she says in a sad little voice, "twoooooooo." So we do drop number two and I cheer and praise her, then we go on to what comes after two, etc. Usually she throws in "all done? all done?" before we're finished, but we get all the drops in eventually.
After scrubbing pink liquid antibiotic out of the light beige carpet twice, we finally learned that we have to physically push Daughter's mouth shut after we shove the medicine in so she will swallow it. Otherwise she holds it in her mouth, then lets it all dribble out. Sweet. (Edited to add: we have tried all the tricks...in the cheek, etc. No dice.)
Hey, we are new to this parenting-a-sick-kid gig.
And now, for more fun and excitement, I am sick as well. It figures. My throat is raw, my neck is sore, it hurts to move my eyeballs...here's hoping it's just a cold and not strep. Of course, if it is strep I can get a medication. But I don't like to take antibiotics, so I guess I'm hoping for a regular cold after all.
I did do some knitting before I started feeling funky over the weekend. I'll post some photos tomorrow if I can lift my head. For now, it's back to the couch. After I put in yet another Sesame video (thank you, Childrens Television Workshop, for making so many Sesame videos).