|I couldn't find pictures of me as a youngster in my glasses - but I imagine I was this cute.|
My coke-bottle glasses have always been something I like to keep hidden. My dirty little vision secret. I have amblyopia - or a lazy eye. I've had thick glasses since I was four and some of you may even remember my patch-wearing days! (I wore a patch in kindergarten to help strengthen my weak eye) My left eye is the bum eye - I can see out of it, but not well and if I'm tired it can droop a bit. I've always HATED wearing my glasses because they magnify my eyes so much and it's really embarrassing. No one has ever said anything to me, but I always think people are startled by the hugeness of my eyes. I joked with Jeff that I must look like a bush baby.
I recently went through my last pair of contacts and couldn't order another pair without an exam. BUMMER. I can't get into the opthamologist until next week, so I've been rocking my glasses for a while now. Not just any glasses though. I've had these for a few years and they have taken quite a beating. My kids have loved to rip them off my face, so the result is one ear piece that is super glued on, and the other is actually an ear piece off of one of Jeff's old pairs of glasses!
So if you see me before I get my new contacts, don't be startled and please be kind. Glasses make you look smarter anyway, right?