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Jinkies! Those Are Cool Glasses, Velma!
Published on Monday, March 1, 2010 by

My nine year old daughter had a physical a few weeks ago in preparation for her dental surgery.  Surprisingly, the pediatrician felt I should get her eyes checked, as one of them was registering at 20/40.

You know how Charlie Brown’s teacher sounds when she talks?  That is pretty much what my daughter heard, except for the following exception.  “Mwa mwaaa mwa mwaaaa GLASSES mwaa mwaa mwa.”

“I get to wear glasses!  Mom, can we go get them now!  Why do we have to wait!  What color will I wear?  Mom can we go see the eye doctor?  Did you make an appointment yet with the eye doctor?  I picked out  a pair of glasses at Price Club today when I was with Grandma!  I think I might have to wear them in gymnastics.  Mom I can’t wait to wear glasses!”

So Saturday was the day.  Eleven p.m. sharp.  The eye doctor.  We were there 30 minutes early.

The findings?  My daughter does NOT need glasses.  Joyous news.  Until I looked across the room at that little girl who apparently just received the blow of her lifetime.  Her bottom lip was quivering.  Her eyes were nearly brimming with tears.  But she held it in and stared straight ahead.

Fortunately, the Ophthalmologist knows little girls very well and saved me.  Big time.  “Oh, but there is a cute little store called Claire’s in the mall that carries fake glasses for kids who just want to look cool.”

So off we went.

My daughter has not taken the fake glasses off since.   And last night, I even found her in the kitchen, whipping up a bunch of Scooby Snacks.  OK, don’t tell her I said that.  Please.

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  • When I was younger, wearing glasses was a negative (who am I kidding, even now, for me, wearing glasses was a negative). I was worried when my daughter had to get glasses since I was afraid that she would be upset (I’ll be honest, she isn’t the coolest kid on the block, even without her glasses). She was excited to get her glasses and they don’t seem to bother her at all. I think glasses have had an image makeover.

  • AW! Well, its a GOOD thing that she doesn’t NEED glasses, and it’s an even BETTER thing that she found such a cool pair of fake one. She looks sooo happy in that photo. [And, I think the red? Is a Perfect Color choice!]

  • I’m happy that there was a place for her to get fake glasses. Good for her. A girl knows what she wants and she wants glasses. She has them too.

    Have a terrific day. 🙂

  • Thanks for visiting my blog:)

    What a great mom you are for getting her those cool specs! My son told me, when he was 5, that he did not see in one eye as well as the other. He was right! And needed glasses. Today, at 20, he mostly wears contacts. My other son didn’t get glasses until he was a bit older that his brother. They are one of those things that kids want unless they need them… like braces!

  • I’m so glad that she didn’t actually need glasses….and that you found some “fake” ones that fit the bill. Your girl’s got STYLE!!

  • Oh!! Is that really your daughter?? She IS just too darn CUTE!! I absolutely adore those glasses.

  • Jen

    She looks just like Velma! I love the glasses and her haircut is adorable. I want to cut my daughter’s hair that way!

  • Did you know that the British sit com Likely Lads had a character called Thelma – named after the scooby Velma because of the look alikey?

  • First of all, that pic with her and the scooby doo gal…hysterical!! My daughter was upset when she didn’t get any either…

  • Ha!! I won’t tell. You are so funny and she is adorable!!! Rats Right!!

    I wish I didn’t have to wear mine!

  • She is adorable!

  • Jay

    Oh, how sweet! And she looks great in them!

    Of course, when I was told, at nine years old, that I needed glasses, it was a devastating blow. Glasses were NOT cool in those days. I had a choice of National Health Service free frames. Plastic blue, plastic pink, or ‘John Lennon’ round wire – which was waaaay before Mr Lennon made them cool. Plastic blue it was. 😉

    • Jay, I told my daughter it would be GOOD news if she didn’t need glasses… but she wouldn’t have it. I wish I could have gotten you to talk to her LOL! But actually, she really looks in them. You know, YOU paved the way for John Lennon – think about THAT one! 😉

  • I remember that 'glasses is cool' phase too well. but instead of an innocuous pair like hers, I stole my dad's thick bifocals and spoilt my eyesight in the process:-(
    She looks real cool though.

    • That is FUNNY!!! Sorry, but I had to laugh! I used to try on my dad's or mom's glasses but only for a second because I got so dizzy. You were hardcore! LOL!

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