Last night we went and picked up Evan’s new glasses. I always assumed glasses were a foregone conclusion because I’m blind as a bat & Dewey has glasses too. Evan never seemed to think glasses were a big deal. Well, right up until he need them that is.
Last night he tried to come up with a reason we shouldn’t go get them. Then this morning he had a full on melt down when he needed to leave for school. (This is where my heart started to break.) As he was sobbing, he said “Mama, all the kids are going to make fun of me. No one else in my class has glasses!” I promised that they wouldn’t make fun but to no avail.
I finally convinced him to get in the car so I could drive him to school as his earlier meltdown had burned up crucial walking time. I thought we were out of the woods but as soon as I pulled up to the school……TEARS. My friend, Jenny, from up the street even tried to talk to him about his glasses but….he wasn’t listening. As we lined up to go into the school, he got louder. By the time I talked to his teacher, he was really LOUD. Yeah….screaming, crying, clinging to me LOUD. Sigh. Thankfully his teacher is awesome and she said “Don’t worry about it…go. He’ll be fine.”
So I did. He had a rough rest of the day and didn’t wear his glasses. He did wear them when he got home. One of his friends (Jenny’s son) told him he thought his glasses were cool (Yay!) so that really helped. He says he will wear them tomorrow. Here’s hoping!
Thankfully by the time I came home tonight he was all smiles…..
Fingers crossed for tomorrow.