9 days ago I finally got Audrey into the eye doctor. She's been complaining about the words on the chalkboard and overhead at school being blurry for a little while.
Once she mentioned her problems with blurriness I knew it would mean she would end up being a Kindergartner with glasses, just like her mom was!
So after she said she was having trouble seeing I told her we would have to get her in to the eye doctor and have her tested - and that she'd probably get glasses. Well ever since that day she was so excited to get glasses! She would ask me if I'd made the appointment right when she got home from school. It took me awhile because I wanted her to take the eye exam at school first to make sure, and the school nurse was out of town for 2 weeks. Once she took that test and failed the distance portion I made the appointment with Dr. Sparks. She was so happy!
It was so funny because Dr. Sparks has been my optometrist since I've been married (going on 8 years) and right after he had Audrey take the first test (he had 5 or 6 different ones) he said:
"WELL, THERE'S NO WAY THE NURSES GAVE YOU THE WRONG BABY AT THE HOSPITAL!"
He said she will probably follow in my footsteps (how sad) and end up with really bad eyesight like me (I'm legally blind.) He said when children have to get glasses before 2nd grade there's about a 90% chance they'll end up with a very high prescription as an adult. He said most kids who have glasses first get them from 2nd-5th grade.
I find it humorous how ecstatic she's been about getting glasses.
This was her on the way to go pick them up today. She knew that it was supposed to be 7-10 days and yesterday she mentioned that Tuesday would be the 10th day and they had to be there by then! (She counted the days out on her own.) I honestly can't remember how I felt as a 5 year old when I got my glasses but all the memories I do have of glasses are all pretty much the opposite of happiness! But, good for her! I hope she enjoys them until I let her get contacts (and I'll definitely let her get them fairly young - I was 12 and could've had them earlier.)
She only has to wear them for seeing things 6 feet or more away. I'm going to try and be strict with that because if she wears them more than she needs she might get worse faster. (The eye doctor said she'll probably get worse as often as I did and that was once a year for a long time...)
I have to mention that a couple of weeks ago Kevin and I took her to a highschool production of Bye Bye Birdie (one of my all time favorite movies) and she said to us:
"MOM, THE FACES WERE BLURRY BUT I STILL ENJOYED IT!"
THE GLASSES ARE SO TINY!
My purse in the picture is not one of those huge purses - it's very average size.
Oh and I feel very forgetful because over 3 months ago my sister-in-law Kellie's husband had a birthday. (The day after Christmas - and he's said to be used to having his b-day forgotten because of the day it is, but I still feel bad.)
So, PAUL, Happy (Extremely Late) Birthday!
We think you're the perfect husband for Kellie and a great father to your 2 (going on 3) children!
Kev and Nettie