Sunday my son’s eyes began to look red and watery. He cmplained of slight discomfort. We assumed this was allergy related, as one of my wife’s genetic gifts to our children is allergies and it is the right time of year for fall pollens. We began treating with Allegra and switched him from contacts to glasses. By Sunday night he was REALLY complaining of eye pain and the swelling, watering and puffiness was more than could be easily explained by allergies. Monday morning my wife took him to the doctor. It turns out he had a corneal abrasion on each eye! I guess he was in pain! When I got home and heard the news, I said the only thing a father can say to his only son in such a situation:
“Boy, don’t you cut your eyes at me!”
I love being the dad. Mom hands out the sympathy and I get the wise cracks!