You know that I have two kids. And you also know that one of my kids is a little, well, let's be honest here- she's a weirdo.
Lily is my little sprite of wonder and zaniness. She is the child most likely to be found in the backyard playing pirates with the dogs, the child who would like to eat cheeseburgers for every meal and the child who likes to put on my bras and nothing else and sing aloud to the family, "I'm a Barbie girl in a Barbie world, my boobs are plastic, it is fantastic!"
Until today, she was also the only person in our family who did not need glasses.
It drove her nuts. She did not like feeling left out. We assured her that based on her genetics it was extremely unlikely that she would live her life without glasses. This did not stop her from asking about it weekly.
"When will I get to wear glasses?" she'd whine hopelessly.
"If you're anything like the rest of us, you'll need them soon enough." I'd reply.
The past few weeks she has been mentioning some trouble seeing things far away. Today we went to see our eye doctor to confirm what I suspected; Lily needs glasses.
She is ecstatic.
She bounced in her seat all the way to the mall. We went to Lenscrafters because we are impatient and like our corrective lenses in about an hour.
Here is Lily without her glasses.
Here she is in her new hot pink wire frame glasses of happiness, joy and clarity.
She is very delighted with her new accessory. The entire drive home was punctuated with comparisons of what she could see with her glasses- everything was a blur before and now she can see perfectly.
Now Lily can rest easy every night knowing that she will not be left out of our fun. The fun of glasses- we know how to live!