I was shocked to get a letter home when my daughter was in preschool that she failed the eye test. We had never noticed any problems, but the eye doctor confirmed one eye was doing all the work and she needed to wear glasses.
For an already challenging four year old, surprisingly the glasses caused no issues. She put them on in the morning and took them off before bed. Sometimes she even forgot to take them off in the bathtub. It was obvious she realized that she could see better with them.
Then she wouldn’t wear them for Halloween. Her reasoning made sense as Wonder Woman doesn’t have glasses.
Next it was ballet. “Ballerina’s don’t wear glasses.”
She has a point, I’ve never seen a ballerina with glasses. I told her they were probably wearing contacts, like me, and she can get them when she is older.
I love how my creative girl is into costumes and spends most nights changing her outfit many times until she finally puts on her pajamas and goes to sleep. I’m not mad that she takes off the glasses because I really think it is her visual of these characters she is becoming. I just hope it doesn’t become a regular habit and she still feels confident and beautiful with her glasses on.
I would love to see a ballerina with glasses.
Do your children wear glasses? Do you struggle with getting them to keep them on? I would love to hear if you experience something similar.
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