My baby girl is looking very grown up these days. She just got her first pair of glasses and I think she is looking pretty adorable! And older!
Everyone has a different opinion about the glasses. As you can see from the picture, Libby is not really loving them. She wouldn't even crack a smile for me. She seemed happy enough when we were picking them out, (my girl does love shopping!) but when she got them home she complained that they hurt her eyes and itched her nose and then she got down to the heart of the issue and asked me why no one else in our family has to wear glasses. I felt so sad for her and I tried to make her feel less self conscious. But my explanation about my contacts did not really make her feel better.
Emma Jane responded with typical little sister jealousy. She tried to convince that she also cannot see and then started whining about how she really needed glasses too!
To Libby's face, Brad was super excited for her and told her how beautiful she looks in her new glasses.
To her face...
In private, his response went something like this:
Brad-"She needs glasses. My beautiful baby girl needs glasses! But she is so beautiful!"
Me-"She is still beautiful, honey."
Brad- "But the glasses are covering up her face! Let's just be honest, little kids in glasses are just funny looking."
Me-"You were the mean kid in elementary school, weren't you?"
Brad-"Whatever. I feel the need to blame someone. My vision is perfect so I am going to blame you."
Me- *eye roll*
Brad- "No, really. First you give my children your deformed, go-go Gadget toes and now you are passing on your bum eyes!"
Me- "Yep, babe. You really married a genetic lemon."
He didn't really think that was as funny I did!
And I don't blame him for his reaction, because honestly, I was a little disappointed when the doctor said she needed glasses. Even though I was expecting it. And even though I know that this is the best thing for her right now.
Once Libby realizes how much better she can see with the glasses, I think she will start to like them more. And I think her dad will like them more when he sees how much they help her.
And I think Emma Jane will keep squinting up her eyes and pretending like she can't see where she is going...for at least a few more days!