11 May 2011

Lily's new look.

This past Thursday Lily bought an envelope home from school that was addressed to, The Parents of Lily C. It was a really fat letter inside so I ripped into wondering what it could be. The letter stated that Lily failed the eye test and that they suggested she see an eye doctor.
It didn't come as a huge surprise because when we saw the doctor a little over a year ago he said he expected that she would need glasses in the next couple of years.
I called the Doc' immediately and we went to see him on Friday. ( you may remember that saga from a previous post) She was tested and needed specs so off we went to choose some. At first the whole idea of wearing glasses just devastated her. She kept chanting, "I look like a dork. Mummy, I look like a nerd", etc etc. All of a sudden she put on a particular pair and Lily came shining through. She tilted her head, she beamed from ear to ear, she wiggled her hips and said she liked them. Hallelujah.
I ordered them with all the bells and whistles that I was offered: scratch proof lenses with insurance so if she gets one little scratch, they will replace them for free, hinged arms so she hopefully won't snap them off or stretch them out, and of course transition lenses, there was something else but I can't think what it was.
Today as I was picking her up from school I received a call to say they were ready so we headed straight there. She put them on, had them fitted properly and just kept smiling. When we left the store I asked her to take them off for a minute and then I asked her to read a license plate. She did so I asked her to read the words above the letters and she had no idea. I told her to put her glasses on and try again and she read, myflorida .com, with ease. Within minutes she was saying that everything was so clear. She loves the sunglass effect in them and hasn't taken them off, well except to have a bath and go to sleep. At the moment they are the cleanest glasses I have ever seen as they gave her a cleaning kit and she is using it A LOT.
I feel a little guilty for not realising she needed them and also for not realising it was over a year since her last check up. Duh.
So here she is with a look that she will have for a few years, at least until I feel she is capable of dealing with contact lenses.
This is the only photo I have of her inside so the lenses are clear but it is an awful photo.


These were all taken at the park later this afternoon. Heaven help me, she looks so grown up.




I'm just throwing this one in cos I love it. Jakie and the girls.

So, is anyone interested in a friendly wager to guess just how long it will be before before she either breaks her glasses or loses them?
I give it 3 weeks until we have a calamity and I am really being positive with that guess.

13 comments:

Life with JJ, Starr and Spice said...

You never now. In the almost 4 years that S has been wearing glasses they have never been broken or lost. She really likes her glasses and she thinks that Lily looks AMAZING!

Please give her a big hug from us!

Briana's Mom said...

I love them! She looks so sweet and sassy!

Luciana said...

Great look, Lily!

val said...

Love Lily's new look ...very chic!!

3D said...

SO big and so pretty!!!

Keep smilin!

dawn said...

val has left a new comment on your post "Lily's new look.":

Love Lily's new look ...very chic!!

dawn said...

Lu has left a new comment on your post "Lily's new look.":

Great look, Lily!

dawn said...

Briana's Mom has left a new comment on your post "Lily's new look.":

I love them! She looks so sweet and sassy!

dawn said...

Life with JJ, Starr and Spice has left a new comment on your post "Lily's new look.":

You never now. In the almost 4 years that S has been wearing glasses they have never been broken or lost. She really likes her glasses and she thinks that Lily looks AMAZING!

Please give her a big hug from us!

dawn said...

Ha...blogger ate all the comments when it crashed so I pasted them from my mail box!

Andie said...

I give them a month, but I think she might surprise us, if you wear them most of the time they don't tend to get lost or broken. Glad she likes them.

kitchu said...

and you thought MY girl was all grown up?? ooo i have been away from your site far too long my friend!

Vivian M said...

LOVE the new glasses!!!! Very cool!

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