Wednesday, February 16

I'm ok if boys don't make passes at The Girl in glasses

My husband, bless his heart, is 'bout near blind as a bat. He had to get his first pair of glasses at the ripe old age of four. Back in the old days (The Boy is convinced that tv only came in two colors- black and white- when my husband was a child. But that's another story), there was no Vera Bradley line of glasses. No Michael Kors, no Disney, no Laura Ashley. Jeremy's first set of specs were huge, round, and Coke-bottle thick.

Recently, he has noticed something not quite right  with The Girl's eyes. He is much more sensitive to that kind of thing than I am, oh me of perfect vision.

On Saturday they went on a father/daughter date to the optometrist. I was hope hope hoping she wouldn't have to get glasses, knowing somewhere in my heart she probably would.
Sure enough, I got the text an hour later, "She needs glasses. Far sighted. Come pick them out."

My heart sank. Yes, she'd look beyond adorable in glasses. No, glasses aren't the end of the world. Yes, I pray that she'll have the confidence to scoff at the mean kids who will (inevitably) make fun of her. No, I won't punish her when she punches them in their (glassesless) faces. It's likely, because my brilliant husband caught on while she was young, that her eyes will correct themselves before she's an adult. There is no astigmatism, which is a blessing. And though she was pretty ambivalent at the fact of actually wearing glasses, she was super stoked to be able to choose any pair she wanted. The Girl is all about accessorizing.


So, we picked some out.

First pair she chose

So many to try!
She tried on several wire-rimmed ones and one rockin' pair of horn-rims, but she was drawn to the thicker, more distinctive kind. That's my Girl. Original to her core.

These were my most favorite. Jeremy called them "Lisa Loeb-ish"


Narrowing the field....

After much deliberation and a whole lot of "Ladybug, are you sure sure?"-ing, she settled on a pair that made her heart happy.




The very first pair she tried on.




I can only hope she's this easy and decisive when it comes to her wedding dress.





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13 comments:

  1. She looks so cute in those glasses! Perfect choice!

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  2. So cute! Oddly, I had perfect vision - up until I was 21. And then I started falling apart. After a ten year free-fall of a quarter of a diopter a year, they've stopped changing. Because of that, I never wanted to pay for glasses and have to get new lenses every year. Glasses can be fun. I mean, sunglasses rock, right?

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  3. PRECIOUS!!! And I'm hypersensitive to vision issues like Jeremy is. My vision is so bad that the doctor said I would have been born near-sighted. Now any kid I see squinting, saying they have a headache, etc., I'm all "Have you told your mom? Can you see the board in class?" So hooray for catching it early!! And I don't think you're going to have to worry about kids making fun of her too much. She will just swat them with a glittery pirate girl purse!

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  4. My princess rocks the glasses better than I ever could.

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  5. She is SO STINKIN' CUTE in those glasses!!! What a great last picture! Love that ladybug!

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  6. So your kid at HOW OLD is more stylish than I was at 10! Mine were gawdy pink and purple with flowers and oh so awful. She looks fabulous. =)

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  7. She is the most precious little thing ever.

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  8. She is FANTASTIC!! I DESPERATELY wanted glasses when I was younger - even saved up my allowance $$ and bought myself a pair of the "fake/ real glasses" - they looked like Sally Jessie Raphael's ---- nobody else thought they were as cool as I did....

    Come to think of it...I might have been a nerd...but

    Ladybug is NO nerd - she is fantastic!!

    Beautiful little girl and what an awesome way to remember this little milestone:)

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  9. So your kid at HOW OLD is more stylish than I was at 10! Mine were gawdy pink and purple with flowers and oh so awful. She looks fabulous. =)

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  10. She is FANTASTIC!! I DESPERATELY wanted glasses when I was younger - even saved up my allowance $$ and bought myself a pair of the "fake/ real glasses" - they looked like Sally Jessie Raphael's ---- nobody else thought they were as cool as I did....

    Come to think of it...I might have been a nerd...but

    Ladybug is NO nerd - she is fantastic!!

    Beautiful little girl and what an awesome way to remember this little milestone:)

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  11. So cute! Oddly, I had perfect vision - up until I was 21. And then I started falling apart. After a ten year free-fall of a quarter of a diopter a year, they've stopped changing. Because of that, I never wanted to pay for glasses and have to get new lenses every year. Glasses can be fun. I mean, sunglasses rock, right?

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