A couple of months ago Big Girl came home from school and told me that she failed her eye exam. I didn’t believe her. I had just had her eyes tested about a year ago and they were perfect. I just couldn’t imagine that they had gotten that bad in just a year.
See David had been talking to her about how one day she would probably need to wear glasses. I started wearing them in fourth grade, and he started wearing them in high school. My vision was really horrible until I got Lasik about 10 years ago. I knew she would eventually need glasses, but not right now.
I accused of her a faking the eye exam. I gave her a very stern lecture about how vision is very important and that we do not pretend we can’t see when we really can. I told her it was completely unacceptable for her not to pass that exam when she can really see. I told her that we would just wait and see if I got a note home.
Right before Christmas I got a note home from school that she had failed her eye exam. I knew that I would have to take her back to the eye doctor even though I 100% believed that she did not need glasses or have any vision problems. I put it off because I felt like it was a total waste of my time.
Finally last week I took her to the eye doctor. Guess what?
Thankfully she has much better taste than that. She was actually kind of horrified that I wanted to post that photo and only agreed because I promised to post the actual glasses she got right underneath.
She LOVES them and was so excited to get a pair. She kept asking, “Mom, do you remember that I need to go get glasses?” I was not likely to forget because I was completely ABSORBED by mom guilt. Pretty sure this is one of the worst things I’ve done since becoming a mom.
I, of course, apologized to her. She told me it was fine, and I shouldn’t worry about it. I wish it was that easy.
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