Thursday, April 12, 2007

Kaylee's getting glasses!

Well, a few months ago, we took Kaylee to her pediatrician for her annual check-up. They did an eye test and found that her eyes were not as good as they would have liked. They suggested that we take her to an optometrist for an official eye exam. Well, Stacey took her yesterday, and it turns out that she is a little nearsighted and has astigmatism. They got a pair of glasses fitted for her and they should be here on Monday. Kaylee was actually quite excited to get glasses, she thinks she is going to look so cute with glasses, and she's right! She picked out her own frames, and she had the choice of pink, Disney princess, and lots others, but she chose a light brown pair.

It was kind of weird for me, because it's hard for me to realize that my little girl is no longer perfect. She has always passed every physical or mental test beautifully, and this is the first one she didn't. I know that it really isn't that big of a deal, and it could be much worse.

Also, with her starting Kindergarten this fall, I hope that she doesn't get teased. Kids can be so mean these days, and I want to protect my daughter all I can, but I can't protect her at school. I remember in grade school kids would get teased for wearing glasses; not by me, of course! Now it seems such a dumb thing to tease about that it's hard to imagine that it would happen, but I think we better prepare her for it nonetheless.

2 comments:

Gords said...

She'll get teased, but she'll also quickly realize who is a moron and who isn't. It isn't the end of the world to have glasses. To be honest if someone offered me free lasic surgery I'd pass it up. Glasses are a very cool fashion accessory and also great for when you need eye protection at unexpected moments. Don't feel bad for her, feel bad for yourself!

Eric Gridley said...

I know it's not the end of the world. I just hope that the teasers don't take it too far.

But I don't think I will ever feel bad for myself not having to wear glasses. Someday, I will probably have to wear glasses. Until then, I am perfectly content without them.