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Tuesday, September 11, 2007

A New Way to See

Finally, after much go around and come back again, I procured Ellie's first pair of glasses this weekend. They are purple and have stars on the edges and have a case shaped like a little plastic purple handbag with the word "princess" written on it in cursive little diamontes.

I put them on her and she scrunched up her nose. I am sure -that sensation of glasses on your nose for the first time ever is a bit strange. She kept scrunching her nose and the thing tickling it wouldn't come off.
At this point, as you can see here, she almost started to cry. But Dave and I, wanting to avoid this, piped up and said, "Ellie, you look so beautiful! These will help you see better!"

She thought about this for a minute and then, in classic warrior princess style, decided they weren't so bad.

Isn't that what it's like when you encounter something new and different? Even if that something is a fix to a problem or a disability. Once you understand that life is still life, that you are still loved and beautiful. It's not so bad. It's just a new way to see.

5 comments:

Anonymous said...

OMG! How cute are Elle's new specs???? She looks brilliant and has exellent taste in specs! Tell her that we can start a specs club once I'm over there :)

See you guys soon,
Auntie Sue Sue
xxxxxxxxxxxxxx

medrecgal said...

Love when you post pictures...specs or no, she's awfully cute!

Anonymous said...

Ellie, love your beautiful new windows on the world. Hope you see lots of lovely things with them.
Granny B and Paddy
xxx

Billie said...

Beautiful! I love them. I think these may be the same glasses Holland has, except hers are pink:)

Jennifer said...

Kathryn,

Thanks for the advice on glasses - we actually got the exact same glasses for Arianna in super small size. We pick them up on Friday but she was really amazing at the optician - she would gladly try on any of the frames and was actually a little upset when we took them off. She would stare in the mirror and smile at herself - she really surprised us!

I was really surprised to pick her up at daycare yesterday to have the lady who runs it tell me that all day long Arianna was saying "Awinanna get glasses soon!" with gusto and excitement.

I hope this means she will be better about glasses than I was at her age!

Thanks again for the advice - I hope to post new pictures this weekend!