Tuesday, March 16, 2010

what the poo is happening here?????

Holy bifocals! what the heck is happening to me????

first: my kid will be in high school next year (refer to my last post)

second: I am starting to hold things away from my face to be able to see!! What?!? I just laughed at my daddy for doing that like, I dont know...yesterday!!!

Seriously folks. I have not been able to see since the 6Th grade. I sat in the back of the class and my friend wrote down what was on the board every single day. It never even occurred to me to ask why she could see it and I couldn't, until Mrs. Teacher caught her passing me "notes" in class. We were just about to get our hands smacked with the ruler until she realized it was the assignments. Promptly was I taken to the good ole' eye doc who looked at me like I was nuts. "uh, you didn't realize that your BLIND???" nope. until he gave me those gloriously hideous glasses. Great balls of fire! I didn't even realize that trees had individual leaves! I thought they were all just big lumps of green like my 7 year old draws. So, for years I have worn glasses and contacts, and now all of a sudden, I am taking my glasses off to read things up close, and with my contacts....yep...out the arm goes and I am making those crazy faces you see the "older folks" make, trying my darnedest to read that tiny writing.

I will never laugh at you again dad. This is me....crying in my bifocals.....


Jennie Moran said...

you crack me up, I didn't realize that you were confused about being old, you should have just asked me I would have told you :)))

Joann Mannix said...

Hi! Thanks for stopping by my blog.

Welcome to the club, sister, welcome to the club. I, too, was in the 6th grade when they realized I was blind. I walked around for days, saying, "Does everyone see this good?"

Here's a tip my eye doctor passed on to me and let me tell you, it totally works.

Fight the urge to wear the up close glasses as much as you can. Strain to read the letters with just your regular eyes. Now, as near sighted people, our up close vision doesn't degenerate like regular sighted people, when we don't have our glasses or contacts on. I guess it's God's way of giving us a break. But, anyway, my doctor said when I am wearing my contacts, try to read without the aid of glasses because the sooner you start doing that, the sooner your vision will begin to recede.

I am in my mid-40's and I don't need the glasses yet. My husband's been wearing them for 2 years and he keeps needing stronger and stronger prescriptions.

Serendipity said...

I got my first specs a year ago and was amazed by how clear everything suddenly seemed! Visiting from SITS :)