Ruby had a minor surgery on her eyes this week to 'unplug' her tear ducts. Even though the other kids had weepy eyes for the better part of their first year, they self-corrected just before surgery was needed. Ruby still looks like she's always got a tear on her cheek. In this process I've learned that our eyes are constantly tearing, to clean the lens, etc. The part that's plugged is the 'drain' for the tears. Instead of Ruby's draining (into her nose, actually), they pool up and spill onto her cheeks.