It is now ten years later and I have gone through two pairs of glasses. At this point, I come home from work and take out my lenses and put on my glasses for the evening. I am not yet comfortable wearing them in public yet but, I think I will be. I made a promise to myself and told my hubby that there is no choice...if the kids need glasses, we will dwindle down their college fund or sell our kidneys in order to get some super cute glasses for them. That is just the kind of mom I am.
Friday, March 6, 2009
When I was little, I had horrible vision and was punished to wear glasses from the second grade on. I hated those glasses. I remember going in to the eye dr. and telling them I could see things that I could not, in hopes that I could fool him into thinking I could see. None the less, glasses were necessary each and every time. Not only that but, I needed a stronger prescription each and every time. By the time I was in 5th grade, I was sporting a giant pair of coke bottle glasses. Here I am, going through the "ugly awkward years" wearing these ridiculous glasses. My parents could have got me some super cute glasses that made me look all smart but, instead they would probably ask..."Which pair is the cheapest?" I finally talked my parents into getting contact lenses in 8th grade and I swore I would never wear glasses again, EVER!!! As I got older, there were many times when I needed those glasses...lost lenses, torn, broken, eye infection. I would not give in...I said never and I meant NEVER!! I was scarred for life. I would drive down the highway with one eye closed since I lost a lens, I would wear my contacts even through an eye infection, I didn't care. Then, when I met super hot hubby, I decided to finally break down and get a pair (that was covered by insurance of course). It took me three days to pick out those glasses. I asked everyone, how they looked, if I looked smart, did they make my pupils look giant? I am sure if I ran into Counselormama, I would have been included in her Freak Magnet stories.