Saturday, November 7, 2009
he was blind but now he sees
Quinn has complained of eye strain a couple times in the past month or so, and since I have 20/20 vision, it like, never occurred to me that his could be compromised, despite the fact that everyone in Todd's family wears glasses as thick as the glass at an aquarium. I thought it must be the computer, but modifying the font/angle/time spent didn't help so Todd took the kids in for vision screenings the other day. I was out of town, so Reilly was texting updates. Verdict: She got her mama's eagle eye and my boy became a four-eyes. He took it really well, and my only regret is that I wasn't there to manipulate him into getting the glasses I wanted. Alas, he is 11, and I likely would have lost anyway. One of my favorite aspects of home schooling is that kids aren't instantly self-conscious about everything, but this is a significant adjustment so I asked Quinn if the glasses were bothersome at all. "Not at all Mom. I put them on and I was like, 'oh my god I can see!'" My heart dropped a little, imagining that he has been walking into walls and stuff because I never noticed he was blind. He is so happy. Vision is really novel to him, he's excited to see more than shapes. So here's my boy, sporting, as he is quick to specify, B.U.M. "Suave" glasses:
Here's to seeing the world Quinny...