Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Libby's New Glasses

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!


Kmama said...

She is adorable with glasses. And, I remember when I got my first pair (I was in 7th grade). They DID hurt my eyes at first and it was itchy on my nose.

Being honest, I would probably have the same feelings as Brad...but you're right, he'll get over them and learn to love them.

Kelli said...

The conversation between you and Brad! I actually think little kids in glasses are so cute. Maybe because I used to be one...I've worn them since I was 3.

Angie said...

I think her glasses are adorable. Before I became a stay at home mom I was an optician. My favorite patients were kids...so fun to frame style adroable little people! She is a doll!

Emily said...

Ok, I too am rolling my eyes at Brad. Although I am giving him the toe-thing.
Libby looks beautiful in her glasses! I will bring mine when we come next month and Libby and I can be glasses-divas together. ;)

The Reller Family said...

She is still your beautiful little girl with the glasses! My oldest wears glasses and has since he was 5 years old, he is far sighted. He had a lazy eye that turned in right toward his nose out of nowhere and after a trip to the pediatrician (and the ER because the looney pediatrician said we had to go because he may have a BRAIN TUMOR... long story!), we found out he simply needed glasses. Once a year we go and see his eye doc and he usually picks out a new pair of glasses. Maybe it is because he is a boy or because he is just "go with the flow" by nature but he doesn't mind them. =)

She will get used to them. They bugged Bradley and even me when I got glasses at 18 at first but then it wears off. (((HUGS)))

Krystyn said...

Oh, she looks great!

Having said that, I know the day is coming soon when I will be purchasing some glasses for at least one of my kiddos, considering both of us are super-duper blind!

Kristen said...

so sweet!

Midwest Mommy said...

They are adorable on her. Hoping she adjusts soon and realizes how great they do look.