Oh, you actually want to know what it is?!
It is a glasses case. I Know!!!! How awesome!?
So back to the momentous occasion? The children had their first eye tests last week and Monkey came away with a prescription for his first ever glasses. He is going to have to wear them for TV and in the classroom in school!
Both children did brilliantly during the tests, they listened well and answered all the questions, and most of all they didn’t freak out!
Two out of the three main staff we dealt with were brill too, really involved the kids in what was going on. The third lady not so much, I am not sure she was used to children or dealing with ones that were having glasses for the first time! But never mind, the glasses were chosen and Monkey was happy.
On Saturday we went back to collect his glasses. He has got two pairs but the Lego pair are by far his favourite. To top it off – they are in green (his favourite colour)!
When the lovely lady bought over his case I thought he was going to explode with joy. I asked him if he would swap cases with me but his response was ‘nah, I don’t want a boring old purple one’.
So, Monkey has joined the realms of glasses wearers, Mouse keeps asking when she can have some. It is actually quite difficult to keep her at bay with ‘you don’t want glasses sooner than you need’ and not letting Monkey feel like there is any stigma to wearing them. Luckily at the minute he is so excited about them that nothing will stop him wanting to wear them.
I was surprised how emotional I found it, not the tests but the fact Monkey needed glasses and that Mouse needs to be tested again in 6 months due to an astigmatism, so may follow suit. Not sure if it is because their eyes are not as good as they should be or the fact that it is another sign that they are growing up?
Do your little ones wear glasses, how do they find them?