Took both the monsters to the eye Doctor, see such proactive parents. Teen R already wears glasses ( or not) and miraculously his power went down with the not wearing glasses regularly. His picking out the frame is easy,
- He walks to the stand we point him to, The free one that comes with the insurance of course.
- Asks for his size number, looks at the row for a minute.
- Picks up a plain thin black frame and we are good to go.
This is what we are used too , now this season we have Ms.A, After a nice cozy appointment , she has mild power, so she needs glasses for long distance viewing. so barely will be used I assume. and then we head out to the frames and everyone’s misery starts, and these are her steps to selecting her eyeglass frame .
- She automatically goes into Diva cum fashionista mode, ignores all our instructions to go towards the free frames area and decided to peruse ALL the frames.
- Then she asks the optometrist if he can collect all the frames her size and lay it on the table for her to see. — oh no my dear that would throw his well cataloged display system into chaos , so no just walk down the displays.
- She sets off , with the optometrist assistant following her with a mirror and I settle down with a book.
- After about 20 min, she comes to the desk with about 8 frames. ( whew almost done you’d think)
- She then tries every one multiple times and examines her face critically from all angles, of course doesn’t ask anyone’s suggestions and ignores Teen R’s annoying comments.
- Then she picked 3 and asked the assistant – ‘ do these come in selected 6 color packs or can I select the colors myself” !!! EH WHAT!!!!
- After a few min of confusion the optometrist tells her , the ONE frame will look exactly like she picks it. color design et all. Only ONE…
- Ms. A looks shocked and horrified, — ‘ You mean I can’t change them to match my dress’ – huh.. so I ignore the shocked guy and tell her of course not baby, no one has a dozen pairs, just pick one that suits your face and kind of matches most of your clothes ( and that would be purple thank you ).
- She asks the optometrist if there’s an option where she can change the sides at least to match her dress ( as in change daily) — nope my dear no one has paid that much attention to coordinating frame colors.
- Then she loudly says to me ‘ Mom this wont work, we’ve got to go to a better place that has better colors, this shop is not OK for me’
and that was that my friends… our tale of the eye-glass appointment, and to think I had to take a half day for this !!!!
oh of course me being the mom with only so much money , sunk her high fashion ideas and made sure she picked a purple blingly frame to match all her moods and dresses. 🙂 so it ended well, but left the whole Eye clinic speechless….
2 kids, same mom, same dad — Night and Day , oh the free entertainment in our life ..