Tuesday, April 8, 2008

New Look for Maddi!


We noticed the squinting and sitting close to the tv a few weeks back and decided it's time to take her in. Although I wondered why the teacher at school, never mentioned anything. I could see resemblances of the result of my eyesight in her. Last week we mentioned she may need glasses to see better and she got nervous. I guess a little boy in her class got them and the other kids teased him. We talked about how unkind that is and how you never know if you'll be the next, so we shouldn't tease. (Teaching moment!)
Well, knowing that I didn't want to spend a lot if she didn't need them or if she did need glasses, she may damage them being only 7 years old, we took her to Walmart on Friday after school to get have the exam. YEP! She has a slight near-sightedness, like me. We picked out some frames (Hilary Duff, of course) and they told us it would be 3-5 days. She was so disappointed! She wanted to have them right then and the wait was going to kill her. Well, 3 days (yes, included the weekend) went by and I got a call yesterday morning that they were ready! WOW! Fast!! Dad took her after work to pick them up and I took her after teaching to get an outfit to help her self-esteem on her first at school with glasses. All evening Maddi kept putting up and down from her eyes. When I asked her what she was doing, she said "Mom, I see things so better now! I can see the leaves on the trees and there are little white flowers!" It broke my heart a little that she hadn't noticed this before but delighted me that she was so excited to finally see the world as it's been created!!

Her attitude was a little different this morning. Not an ounce of nervousness! She got dressed in her new outfit - jewelry and all, we did her hair and she cleaned her lenses really well, packed her case (so she could take them off for PE and recess - precautions and doc said it would be a good idea until she adjusts) and we discussed taking good care of them. She was so excited to get going and we think she looks great!!!

WE LOVE YOU MADDI!!

14 comments:

Lara said...

Aww! She looks adorable! Cute frames.

Jennie said...

She is a great glasses wearer. So cute. She looks so mature, too. Love the way she looks at the world now...I remember doing that when I first got glasses..."you mean there are trees on the mountains??"

Laurie M. said...

I love the glasses. She looks great!

KayDee said...

The glasses are cute and so is Maddi!

We has a similar experience with my son a couple of years ago! Love the teaching moments.

Crazymamaof6 said...

way cute! glad she left today confident. and happy! and who doesn't love a good excuse for a new outfit?

Lene said...

Sweet Miss Maddi.
She looks so cute and just a little too grown up in those glasses.

miller care(y)t tops said...

super cute glasses!! Maddie looks absolutely styln'- what a doll!

sarah said...

She looks so cute! They make the cutest frames now!

Diaper Diva said...

She is to cute with her new duds!! What a nice Mom to buy her a new outfit to go with her new look and give her that extra boost of confidence

Kristen said...

What a cute little girl! What a great idea to get all dressed up for the first day of "glasses"! They look great!

Jenn said...

Hillary Duff-- of course! She is dang cute in those glasses!

Courtney said...

maddie...you are gorgeous baby, just gorgeous!!!

When the Doc FINALLY told Michael we might try him with glasses he was ecstatic!!! And it was a huge disappointment a year later when the doc took them away...stupid lazy eye!!!

So fun! Tell her to think of it as an accessory that not everyone can wear! Whoohoo!

Cecilia Mills said...

She looks great! Good job with the teaching tools!! You are a great mom!

Audrey said...

Isn't it when we don't have something that we truly appreciate it? Just like when you're sick, you just hope and pray you'll feel better, but when you do, you don't truly appreciate your healthy body.
I think she looks so cute and stylish. I'm thrilled she's not nervous. I hope the kids were kind.