Saturday, April 26, 2014

When baby needs glasses, what do you do?

I'm sitting here, flipping through the slideshow of moments I've captured in my brain from this past week, trying to think of something witty and meaningful to share. This week has been so busy and filled with uniquely difficult experiences and yet I am left almost speechless. I haven't had time to process the hospitalizations, the surgeries, the new experiences, the failures, and the struggles to really share anything terribly exciting. However, I do have a story - a struggle to impart and one I hope to find some answers to shortly.

We found out last week that Baby-Z needed glasses. At a feisty 23-months old, she wanted no part of the eye doctor or the choosing of adorable frames. It should have come as no surprise that she would vehemently reject the glasses when we picked them up today. This really shouldn't have surprised me given she just had her tonsils and adenoids removed two days ago. However, I foolishly though that maybe just maybe she would be super excited about her new specs. She was not, and no amount of praise or engagement could change that. She attempted to engage me in a game she called "glasses", where she would pretend to get her glasses case and look at me, but as soon as I opened it up, she went running away - each and every time. Little Miss M got glasses at the same exact age, but I somehow forgot the hard parts of convincing her to wear them.

If you have any advice for convincing a little one to wear glasses because they really need them, I would appreciate it! Thank you.

Amanda is ready to take a nap after this very long week, but instead is catching up on grown-up shows on the DVR.

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