if the phone call hadn't happened & interrupted my train of thought, i was supposed to have made this post:
after Z bathed & brushed his teeth i asked him if he wanted lotion. he said yes, but he wants a massage (truly, truly, his father's son - a massage wasn't the offer, it was lotion). then he rubs his eye & says there's "a seed" in his eye.
i assume he either mis-heard me say "sleep in his eye" or he knows it's "sleep" but the word just isn't coming out of his mouth right (i still have those issues, so why shouldn't he?).
but then he says "it's a seed to grow another eyeball".
so he WAS using the correct word, stupid me.