Your kid is not going to be fooled with this propaganda. They know why they are laying down. They know you are going to stick something in their eyes. They will have a flight or fight reaction because, let's face it, natural selection has left our gene pool full of individuals who will go to great lengths to protect their eyes. The fools that stuck stuff in their eyes went blind and got eaten by saber tooth tigers.
This primal fear will lead you to chase your child through the house all while shouting alternating bribes and threats. "I will give you some ice cream! I 'm going to burn your video games! How about a cookie! You are going to get a time out!" This only increases the fear in your child and is highly unproductive.
You finally resort to guerrilla warfare. When your child thinks you have finally given up, when it seems safe to emerge from hiding, you let them and then you hide. When they least expect it you jump out and tackle them to the ground. This seems cruel, but so does letting your child's eye fall out due to extreme infection. You then use a move that you probably learned while watching The Macho Man Randy Savage on WWF. With your child pinned to the ground, and obviously screaming, you aim the drops at the wildly moving object. Did some get in? You don't know and at this point you don't care.
Repeat 4 times daily for 5-7 days. You are convinced they have you do it 4 times a day in the hopes that at least one of those times drops actually get in. You are also convinced that all the people who tell you that "these years just fly by" never had a child with pink eye.
To my fellow Coloradoans, I hope you didn't wake up in Oz and that there wasn't too much damage to your houses. To everyone else, how's your weather? Hope it is better than ours!!
Who has some good sick kid stories?