Thursday, December 11, 2008

Feed It Foreward ,send free food for the Holidays (really!)

Feed It Foreward is sponsored by and this year they are giving away almost 30 million dollars in free food.Really! Each day between now and Christmas you can go to the site Feed It Foreward and send 3 free $10.00 gift cards to any 3 people you'd like.Each person will get a gift card they can redeem at any of 5000 restaurants. This means a free meal (they would only have to cover drinks and extras like tips etc at most of these places) There is no limit to how many cards you send,but the max is 3 a day.You could send everyone on your Holiday list a gift this way.So go,enjoy and feed it foreward.
Happy holidays,Kathi

Friday, December 5, 2008

Thursday, November 20, 2008

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Can I borrow your face?

Ive begun a graphics painting project with the hope of showing that we may come from different lands but were more the same than we know.We all call this mother earth home.We are family. On that note...can I borrow your faces for my project? I'm a graphic painter and I'm very excited about this. here are a couple I've done already.If you'd like (and I would love it if you did) send me yours to paint.Love,Kathi

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Motrin Blew it!

Watch this and see if you dont come away a smidge pissed off.

Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Are You MRSA Smart?

Today I want to talk to you about an information give-away.
Information so extremely important to you,me,us and everyone.
It is about MRSA.
First,what is MRSA?
MRSA is a potentially life-threatening antibiotic resistant form of Staph infection .
It is becoming increasingly more common in community settings, like gyms, locker rooms, childcare centers and schools.
In the United States more deaths are as a result of MRSA than Aids.
Think about that for a minute.
Doctors say the rate of infection is growing more and more.
It is painful,tough and even deadly,yet there is something you can do to protect your family and those around you.
Get MRSA smart.
Learn how to reduce the spread of this awful infection.
Take a minute and visit STOP MRSA NOW
For those of you who cant use the hyper link the web site is :
There you will find tips on how to protect those around you.
You will also find a Play Book that provides educational information and several personal stories written by those that MRSA has touched.
Below are some tips to get you started.
Use them,share them with friends family,your child's school , gym etc. In short ,tell everyone.
1.Scrub up - Wash hands frequently with soap and warm water for at least 15 seconds or use an alcohol-based hand rub sanitizer.
2.Wipe it down - Use a disinfecting bleach solution to wipe down and disinfect hard surfaces. (1 tablespoon of disinfecting bleach diluted in 1 quart of water)
3.Cover your cuts - Keep any nicks or wounds covered with a clean, dry bandage until healed.
4.Keep to yourself - Do not share personal items, like towels or razors, that come into contact with bare skin.
5.Use a barrier - Keep a towel or clothing between skin and shared equipment. MRSA is tragic, painful and even deadly.Help stop it in its tracks.
Thank you from the bottom of my heart.

Monday, October 27, 2008

Obama for Change We Need.

This may be the best of the best.
God love us,we need change.
We need Obama.
Please remember to vote and remind those you know to vote.
Go as a group,invite those with no car to ride with you.
This is one time when doing nothing is not an option.

Monday, October 13, 2008

The Blog: Connecticut! Marriage vs Uncivil Onions heres to the joys of falling in love and the right of all citizens to marry!

Sunday, October 12, 2008

Sara Palin Video LOL

This is too funny and to true! LOL

Obama in 08

He brings the best out in us.He reminds us that we can,as a people, once again make our country whole and good and strong. He allows us to see good in everyone and possibilities in every thing.

Saturday, October 11, 2008

TV Station Noggin Rocks!

You know T.V. never had much for kids like me growing up except for the stray Disney movie or saturday morning block of Woody Woodpecker and Bugs Bunny cartoons.
I'm almost envious of my tots because they have stations like Noggin that really know how to tap a childs imagination.
Here's an example that I love,Its Jerry Lawson and Talk of the Town:

Rock on Kiddos!

Politics and Life ,The Democratic Process

Watching the political equivalent of a WWF match lately I'm wondering what we tell our children about it all.

Its gotten pretty dirty .

Every ones scrambling to make that final last hour pitch to the undecided voter.

Bringing full guns to blow.Nothing seems to be off limits.

Do we tell our kids to win at any cost?

or do we tell them to play fair,take the high road,and chance losing?

Do we tell them to let the better person win or do we tell them its more important to make folks think you're the better person even if you're not?


Does this political process hold a mirror's view of who we truly are or does it serve as a warning of what we may become?

Hell,I don't know.I'm hoping all people aren't really capable of such raw nasty hatred.I'm hoping that what I see is only a small percentage .The kooks and crazies.

I'm hoping we have evolved beyond the gut wrenching putrid vile .That were a better class of being.

I'm hoping with fingers crossed that we really are the land of the free.The great melting pot of dreams come true and open arms.I'm hoping our children are a kinder and gentler group.That they don't inherit the warts we wear on our collective consciences.I'm hoping ,because what will become of us If they're not?

Tuesday, September 30, 2008

A Mothers Love

I was just thinking,a mothers love is never ending and if done right , we set them free.

Its the only love I know of that is so all filling and wonderful yet so painful.

I sit here knowing that if Ive done my job and raised them right,they will some day walk away.Ironic and bitter sweet isn't it?

Saturday, July 26, 2008

why are farts funny???!!!

today i caught my eldest tot sneaking up on his little brother (who was on the floor engrossed in blues clues) .where was i? Oh yea..he snuck up on him from behind,dropped the back of his pants and farted on his brothers head,then fell over laughing.
please please some one tell me why guys think farts are so funny? LOL mean while im going to find my wine.

Thursday, July 10, 2008

AAh so flippin true (grin)

Can you add to the list?
Law of Mechanical Repair After your hands become coated with grease, your nose will begin to itch and you'll have to pee.
Law of Gravity Any tool, when dropped, will roll to the least accessible corner.
Law of Probability The probability of being watched is directly proportional to the stupidity of your act.&
Law of Random Numbers If you dial a wrong number, you never get a busy signal and someone always answers.&
Law of the Alibi If you tell the boss you were late for work because you had a flat tire, the very next morning you will have a flat tire.&
Variation Law If you change lines (or traffic lanes), the one you were in will always move faster than the one you are in now (works every time).&
Law of the Bath When the body is fully immersed in water, the telephone rings.&
Law of Close Encounters The probability of meeting someone you know increases dramatically when you are with someone you don't want to be seen with.&
Law of the Result When you try to prove to someone that a machine won't work, it will.&
Law of Biomechanics The severity of the itch is inversely proportional to the reach.&
Law of the Theater At any event, the people whose seats are furthest from the aisle arrive last.&
The Starbucks Law As soon as you sit down to a cup of hot coffee, your boss will ask you to do something which will last until the coffee is cold.&
Murphy's Law of Lockers If there are only two people in a locker room, they will have adjacent lockers.&
Law of Physical Surfaces The chances of an open-faced jelly sandwich landing face down on a floor covering are directly correlated to the newness and cost of the carpet/rug.&
Law of Logical Argument Anything is possible if you don't know what you are talking about.&
Brown's Law of Physical Appearance If the shoe fits, it's ugly.&
Oliver's Law of Public Speaking A closed mouth gathers no feet.&
Wilson 's Law of Commercial Marketing Strategy As soon as you find a product that you really like, they will stop making it.&
Doctor' Law If you don't feel well, make an appointment to go to the doctor, by the time you get there you'll feel better. Don't make an appointment and you'll stay sick.

Tuesday, July 8, 2008

Flash Back Test

This is a test for us 'old kids'! The answers are printed below, but don't cheat.
01. After the Lone Ranger saved the day and rode off into the sunset, the grateful citizens would ask, Who was that masked man? Invariably, someone would answer, 'I don't know, but he left this behind.' What did he leave behind? ____________.
02. When the Beatles first came to the U.S. in early 1964, we all watched them on The _______________ Show.
03 'Get your kicks, __________________.'
04. 'The story you are about to see is true. The names have been changed to ___________________.'
05. 'In the jungle! the mighty jungle, ________________.'
06. After the Twist, The Mashed Potato, and the Watusi, we 'danced' under a stick that was lowered as low as we could go in a dance called the '_____________.'
07. 'N_E_S_T_L_E_S', Nestle's makes the very best . . . . _______________.'
08. Satchmo was America 's 'Ambassador of Goodwill.' Our parents shared this great jazz trumpet player with us. His name was _________________.
09. What takes a licking and keeps on ticking? _______________.
10. Red Skelton's hobo character was named __________________ and Red always ended his television show by saying, 'Good Night, and '________ ________'.
11. Some Americans who protested the Vietnam War did so by burning their______________.
12. The cute little car with the engine in the back and the trunk in the front was called the VW What other names did it go by? ____________ & _______________.
13. In 1971, singer Don MacLean sang a song about, 'the day the music died.' This was a tribute to ___________________.
14. We can remember the first satellite placed into orbit. The Russians did it. It was called ___________________.
15. One of the big fads of the late 50's and 60's was a large plastic ring that we twirled around our waist. It was called the ________________.
ANSWERS: 01. The Lone Ranger left behind a silver bullet.
02. The Ed Sullivan Show
03. On Route 66
04. To protect the innocent.
05. The Lion Sleeps Tonight
06. The limbo
07. Chocolate
08. Louis Armstrong
09. The Timex watch
10. Freddy, The Freeloader and 'Good Night and God Bless.'
11. Draft cards (Bras were also burned. Not flags, as some have guessed)
12. Beetle or Bug
13. Buddy Holly
14. Sputnik
15. Hula-hoop

Thursday, March 20, 2008


Mom Central sent me a box of Keeblers new Flip side crackers to try.I have to say YUM! I tried the cheese cracker with the pretzle bottoms(or tops depending on how you chomp.)
Lets just say they were gone in no time.Steve loved them and put them on our grocery list.The tater tots thought they were even better than their normal "fish" shaped snacks and I had a ball.Some with slices of cheese,some with peanut butter dobbed on top,some while hiding under the covers so Steve wouldnt snatch them from my fingers.They are an all around great snack.Great for on a walk or drive snacks or soups .If you havent tried them youre missing alot.Im off to the store.Meet you in the cracker isle!

One Question Quiz

The Einstein Quiz

Einstein said that 98% of people in the world cannot solve the following puzzle. And Einstein was usually right (that's why he's Einstein.) Here is the Einstein Quiz:

There are 5 houses in 5 different colors.
In each house lives a person with a different nationality.
These 5 owners drink a certain beverage, smoke a certain brand of cigar and keep a certain pet.
No owners have the same pet, smoke the same brand of cigar or drink the same drink.
The Brit lives in a red house.
The Swede keeps dogs as pets.
The Dane drinks tea.
The green house is on the left of the white house.
The green house owner drinks coffee.
The person who smokes Pall Mall rears birds.
The owner of the yellow house smokes Dunhill.
The man living in the house right in the centre drinks milk.
The Norwegian lives in the first house.
The man who smokes Blend lives next to the one who keeps cats.
The man who keeps horses lives next to the man who smokes Dunhill.
The owner who smokes Blue Master drinks beer.
The German smokes Prince.
The Norwegian lives next to the blue house.
The man who smokes Blend has a neighbor who drinks water.
Can you determine WHO KEEPS FISH?
Answer below:

Nowhere in the problem, except in the question, is the word fish found. Thus the fifth pet might just as well be elephants as fish. After a lot of work you can safely conclude that the German has the fifth pet, but you have to ASSUME that the fifth pet is fish in order to conclude the German has fish. But you have no basis for making this assumption. Note that Einstein was very careful to separate the "Facts" from the "Question" in this puzzle.

So the correct answer to the Einstein Quiz is: You have no idea if anyone keeps fish or not. Once you grasp the nature of the problem correctly, its rather simple to solve. And it is just like Einstein to give us a puzzle like this, for he stressed examining assumptions, and once wrote: "The important thing is to not stop questioning."

Saturday, March 15, 2008


To all my Irish family and friends and those who may only be Irish for the day I say Slainte!

May love and laughter light your days,
and warm your heart and home.
May good and faithful friends be yours,
wherever you may roam.
May peace and plenty bless your world
with joy that long endures.
May all life's passing seasons
bring the best to you and yours!

Friday, March 14, 2008

My Oath to all my friends (grin)

1. When you are sad – I will help you get drunk and plot revenge against the sorry bastard who made you sad.

2. When you are blue -- I will try to dislodge whatever is choking you.

3. When you smile -- I will know you are plotting something that I must be involved in.

4. When you are wrong -- I will rag on you about it every chance I get.

5. When you are worried -- I will tell you horrible stories about how much worse it could be until you quit whining.

6. When you are confused -- I will use little words.

7. When you are sick -- stay
the hell away from me until you are well again. I don't want whatever you have.

8. When you fall -- I will point and laugh at your clumsy ass.

9. This is my oath.... I pledge it to the end.
'Why?' you may ask;

'Because you are my friend.'

Sunday, February 24, 2008

Ive Fallen and I cant get Up!

Today Steve decided to be sweet and do some laundry .Who was I to turn down a free-be like that??? (even though my spidy senses told me there was something behind this generous offer)

Did I mention basketball was on tv and we have a big screen in the basement one room over from the laundry? aah..starting to fall in place now!
So he goes skipping(well ok maybe not skipping) down the steps smug in the knowledge that a load of laundry or 2 will get him a get out of chores free card for at least an hour or 2.plenty of time to catch the game.

Did i also mention the old saying "no good turn goes unpunished"? ok well now i am
2/3's of the way down the steps,arms over flowing with semi carefully sorted clothes(I pointed out the red shirt peeking out of his load of whites...because come on..who wants a man wandering around in pink socks and undies?
Well where was I? Oh yes..hes almost to the bottom when crash! the stairs break! They slipped out of the runner board that joins them down the left side.Bunns over tea kettle he sails through the air.Luckly he landed in the laundry.Hes ok.But now hes trapped in the basement.No problem he says.Ive got my drill.Just toss me some big nails and a hammer.

All we had in the line of nails were tiny picture hangers.So I call a friend.I get the feeling shes not listening because she says "will a dreamcicle work"?

Mean while Steve finds nails but the drill is dead.Has to recharge.So hes trapped.
Trapped and by now hungry.He can smell the peanut butter chocolate chip cookies I just made.

How to get some to him...I tried lobbing them down but managed to take out the light bulb and hit the Tv.So being a craft Ninja I went to work,I built a food sled.(pause for awe and admoration)(grin)

I filled a container with cookies taped it to the "sled" and presto!Hes still trapped down there.I hear him hammering now.Im pretty sure I can send him the soup I made for dinner..if I can just find that garden hose....

Friday, February 22, 2008

Some of My Work

Why Wine and Bier are better for you than Water =)

To my friends who enjoy a glass of wine.. And those who don't.
As Ben Franklin said: In wine there is wisdom, in beer there is freedom,
in water there is bacteria. In a number of carefully controlled trials,
scientists have demonstrated that if we drink 1 liter of water each day,
at the end of the year we would have absorbed more than 1 kilo of
Escherichia coli, (E. Coli) - bacteria found in feces.(gag!) In other words,
we are consuming 1 kilo of poop.
However, we do NOT run that risk when drinking wine & bier (or tequila,
rum, whiskey or other liquor) because alcohol has to go through a
purification process of boiling, filtering and/or fermenting.
Remember: Water = Poop Wine = Health
Therefore, it's better to drink wine and talk stupid, than to drink water
and be full of crap.
There is no need to thank me for this valuable information: I'm doing
this as a public service.Cheers!

Thursday, February 21, 2008

Total Lunar Eclipse

Did any of you stay up to watch the total lunar eclipse last night? It was beautiful.The Moon made a gradual change to the most wonderful deep reddish colour.
The Lunar Eclipse happens when the sun,earth and full moon line up.This will be the last total lunar eclipse until december 2010.I tried to get some pictures.
My camera stinks in freezing weather but heres what you missed.

In August this year you can catch a solar eclipse and partial lunar eclipse.You know what ? The galaxy never stops amazing me!
read more about the eclipse here: Time Magazine

chicken noodle shampoo

Today it snowed more than it has in one day alone all winter.The tater tots and I were really cranked up about building a snow man after lunch.

Guess the excitement was too much for the youngest tot.
I left the table to get more oranges from the kitchen.When I came back there (all smiles) was the B man happily washing his hair in his chicken noodle soup.
I said what happened? He said "what do you mean what happened?" He looked at me like i just bought the last ticket to crazy town.I asked again pointing now...what happened? He said "I need towel please I wash hair!"As I watch the noodles slide off his curley little noggin I your soup? He says " my high chair!"Sooooo snow man was called on acount of soup.On the positive side,his hairs never been so shiney.I might just try it myself!

Monday, February 18, 2008


I was pondering life today.Wondering what kind of world will be left to my grandsons and all the children weve been intrusted with, when i found this while wandering youtube.

Its the only song thats ever made me cry like a baby.Enjoy.

Friday, February 15, 2008

Who doesnt love free stuff ??

Shannan over at Mommy Bits has information on how you can score a free 6-pack of Yoplait Yogurt for Kids! Check it out on her blog, Mommy Bits.

Thursday, February 14, 2008

The switch to digital TV signals

Today I recieved an email from The U.S.P.R.G (the federation of state Public Interest Research Groups ) reminding me that on February 19th 2009 all T.V. stations will be mandated to start broadcasting their signals on digital wave lengths instead of the analog signal we recieve now.

This means that any of you who watch free over the air television will have to make some changes.Those of you using cable or satalite have no worries.Now it will become a bit confusing when the time comes.Even many stores are unsure of what you will need to do to keep watching over the air T.V. and may suggest a newer T.V. Well I went serching and there will be a converter box you will need to purchase (no new t.v. unless you have a hubby like mine who is just looking for an excuse to buy bigger and better) (grin).

The government is offering coupons you can get twords the purchase of any converters you may need.Each older t.v. you own that only recieves over the air stations will need one.Converter boxes will run from $40 to $70 dollars each and here is the link and phone number to the government office to recieve your $40 dollar coupons.You may request more than one coupon.Heres to less confusion and happy T.V. viewing for years to come. or by calling 1-888-388-2009

Wednesday, February 13, 2008

Helping the Hungry

Well it's happening again.More folks are getting laid off.More moms,dads and grandparents wondering how to stretch the ever shrinking dollars left in their pockets to cover gas ,rent food.Nothing hurts a parent more than the look of hunger on their childs face.

Usually we only think of donating our extra canned goods and dollars during the holidays like Thanksgiving or Christmas.Well I was doing some reading today and the food banks are suffering.Many say they dont know how they will be able to keep their doors open much longer.The increase in joblessness and the decrease in donations are hitting them hard.If you are one of the blessed who still have jobs to go to and can enjoy a night out now and then please consider donating the extras in your cupboards or the money you would have spent on that night on the town.

Now more than ever we need each other.Now more than ever we need to be the angels on the shoulders of the moms and dads out there that are as we speak looking into the faces of the children that rely on and trust them so much.Let no one go hungry tomorrow.

As my grandmother use to say when things were tough and neighbors were going hungry,let them come to us.We'll just add a bit more water to the stew.

We can help.We should help.We must help.Here in the Northern Kentucky/Cincinnati area we have the freestore food bank and several other orginizations despirate for your help.Im sure there are places in your areas too.Please take a moment and contact them.A hand up is all we need .Be that hand.

Tuesday, February 12, 2008

Brain Rust and Pink Eye

Well Ive kicked this around for what seems like days.My first blog.What should I say? Should I be deep and prophetic? Witty? Talk at length about myself and my dreams?

Then it hit me...literally.Pink Eye.

Thank you my dear grand sons.

For those of you who dont know...children just starting off to school are germ magnetics.From the fingers that make mudd pies then wander through the chip bag to the sneezes that spray like high powered super soakers.You can run but you cant hide as you..yes you my friend...become the vacation get away for germs and one eyed wonder bugs you never even knew existed.

You are the new 5 star get away for everything from runny noses to eye.Im 49 years old for goodness sake and Ive been cold cocked by a pre school monster.Makes me feel young again (grin) and until my vision clears up I even look younger .

So here I am Lining up with the boys 4 times a day .Two drops in each eye and close both till we count to 120 mississippi (2 minutes for those of you new to this)So here for your protection is a list of hows ,whys and whats about this red eyed monster and how to avoid it when your turn comesThank me later.. Its time for our drops.

Conjunctivitis, commonly known as pinkeye, is an inflammation of the conjunctiva, the clear membrane that covers the white part of the eye and the inner surface of the eyelids.
While pinkeye can sometimes be alarming because it may make the eyes extremely red and can spread rapidly, it's a fairly common condition and usually causes no long-term eye or vision damage. But if your child shows symptoms of pinkeye, it's important to see a doctor. Some kinds of pinkeye go away on their own, but other types require treatment.
Conjunctivitis can be caused by infections (such as bacteria and viruses), allergies, or substances that irritate the eyes.

Causes of Pinkeye
Pinkeye can be caused by many of the bacteria and viruses responsible for colds and other infections, — including ear infections, sinus infections, and sore throats — and by the same types of bacteria that cause the sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) chlamydia and gonorrhea.
Pinkeye also can be caused by allergies. These cases tend to happen more frequently among kids who also have other allergic conditions, such as hay fever. Some triggers of allergic conjunctivitis include grass, ragweed pollen, animal dander, and dust mites.
Sometimes a substance in the environment can irritate the eyes and cause pinkeye; for example, chemicals (such as chlorine and soaps) and air pollutants (such as smoke and fumes).

Pinkeye in Newborns
Newborns are particularly susceptible to pinkeye and can be more prone to serious health complications if it goes untreated.
If a baby is born to a mother who has an STD, during delivery the bacteria or virus can pass from the birth canal into the baby's eyes, causing pinkeye. To prevent this, doctors give antibiotic ointment or eye drops to all babies immediately after birth. Occasionally, this preventive treatment causes a mild chemical conjunctivitis, which typically clears up on its own. Doctors also can screen pregnant women for STDs and treat them during pregnancy to prevent transmission of the infection to the baby.
Many babies are born with a narrow or blocked tear duct, a condition which usually clears up on its own. Sometimes, though, it can lead to conjunctivitis.

Symptoms of Pinkeye
The different types of pinkeye can have different symptoms. And symptoms can vary from child to child.
One of the most common symptoms is discomfort in the eye. A child may say that it feels like there's sand in the eye. Many kids have redness of the eye and inner eyelid, which is why conjunctivitis is often called pinkeye. It can also cause discharge from the eyes, which may cause the eyelids to stick together when the child awakens in the morning. Some kids have swollen eyelids or sensitivity to bright light.

In cases of allergic conjunctivitis, itchiness and tearing are common symptoms.
Cases of pinkeye that are caused by bacteria and viruses are contagious. (Conjunctivitis caused by allergies or environmental irritants are not.)

A child can get pinkeye by touching an infected person or something an infected person has touched, such as a used tissue. In the summertime, pinkeye can spread when kids swim in contaminated water or share contaminated towels. It also can be spread through coughing and sneezing. Doctors usually recommend keeping kids diagnosed with contagious conjunctivitis out of school, day care, or summer camp for a short time.
Someone who has pinkeye in one eye can also inadvertently spread it to the other eye by touching the infected eye, then touching the other one.

Preventing Pinkeye
To prevent pinkeye caused by infections, teach kids to wash their hands often with warm water and soap. They also should not share eye drops, tissues, eye makeup, washcloths, towels, or pillowcases with other people.
Be sure to wash your own hands thoroughly after touching an infected child's eyes, and throw away items like gauze or cotton balls after they've been used. Wash towels and other linens that the child has used in hot water separately from the rest of the family's laundry to avoid contamination.

If you know your child is prone to allergic conjunctivitis, keep windows and doors closed on days when the pollen is heavy, and dust and vacuum frequently to limit allergy triggers in the home. Irritant conjunctivitis can only be prevented by avoiding the irritating causes.
Many cases of pinkeye in newborns can be prevented by screening and treating pregnant women for STDs. A pregnant woman may have bacteria in her birth canal even if she shows no symptoms, which is why prenatal screening is important.

Treating Pinkeye
Pinkeye caused by a virus usually goes away on its own without any treatment. If a doctor suspects that the pinkeye has been caused by a bacterial infection, antibiotic eye drops or ointment will be prescribed.
Sometimes it can be a challenge to get kids to tolerate eye drops several times a day. If you're having trouble, put the drops on the inner corner of your child's closed eye — when the child opens the eye, the medicine will flow into it. If you continue to have trouble with drops, ask the doctor about antibiotic ointment. It can be applied in a thin layer where the eyelids meet, and will melt and enter the eye.

If your child has allergic conjunctivitis, your doctor may prescribe anti-allergy medication, which comes in the form of pills, liquid, or eye drops.
Cool or warm compresses and acetaminophen or ibuprofen may make a child with pinkeye feel more comfortable. You can clean the edges of the infected eye carefully with warm water and gauze or cotton balls. This can also remove the crusts of dried discharge that may cause the eyelids to stick together first thing in the morning.

When to Call the Doctor
If you think your child has pinkeye, it's important to contact your doctor to try to determine what's causing it and how to treat it. Other serious eye conditions can mimic conjunctivitis, so a child who complains of severe pain, changes in eyesight, or sensitivity to light should be reexamined. If the pinkeye does not improve after 2 to 3 days of treatment, or after a week when left untreated, call your doctor.
If your child has pinkeye and starts to develop increased swelling, redness, and tenderness in the eyelids and around the eye, along with a fever, call your doctor. Those symptoms may mean the infection has started to spread beyond the conjunctiva and will require additional treatment