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Friday, August 15, 2008

Foto Friday #6

Sorry about the lack of posts lately. My parents are visiting! They brought my youngest brother with them so we've been having fun. I've spent a lot of time referring wrestling matches pitting both kids against my brother.

My kids wear glasses. The reasons for their poor eyesight is different depending on the child (but I blame their father's genetics). The Boy has an eye that drifts. Don't you dare call it a lazy eye or his doctor will lecture you on how that term it not correct, blah, blah, blah. Anyway, his right eye drifts and tends to cross when he's not wearing his glasses or peers over the top of the frames instead of through the lenses. It hasn't gotten any better. Today, at his eye checkup, the doctor determined we would need to patch his eye for two to three hours a day. Knowing how the Boy - much like his father - does not like change, I tried to make it a little more fun. So for about three hours today, he looked like this:


He thought it was pretty cool and was actually disappointed when I told him it was time to take off the patch. The hat and vest were part of da Boo's Halloween costume from two years ago. There's even a sword so he was having a great time. Working with his sister and Pop Pop (aka: Grampa), they made a cardboard box into a pirate ship, complete with a Jolly Roger flag.

In other news, the Man is scheduled to return to London in several weeks. This was da Boo's response:


Too bad there isn't room in there for both of us! I'd love to go but since I will be getting "large with child" by then, we decided it was best to stay home this time. But there had better be a next time...

8 comments:

Chris said...

You are sooo creative, love the pirate twist!

Kelly said...

Ahhh how are your parents and Scott? I bet the kids have a blast with them. So is Calvin a pirate every day now? What a great way to make it fun for him. You are so creative.

Nat said...

Cute, cute! Are you going to Dr. Abrams? We went there with my oldest about the same time you took Boo...I actually think it was you who referred us!

He is funny about "lazy eye"...my oldest has (had) Accomodative Esotropia, and my second has Amblyopia. I thought their eyes were doing the same thing, but I was very wrong!

Jo said...

The boy looks darling as a pirate! I have some friends who make patches that slide on their glasses if you are interested.

Debi said...

Cutest pirate I've ever seen!! :) Tell your mom "hi" for me.

Emma said...

I would jump in a suitcase too so I could go to London! I love the creativity with the eye patch! Rrrrrrrrrrrrr

Luv2run said...

Way to go Jessica for being so creative. You are awesome. :-)

Deborah said...

I wonder if your boy and mine have the same thing going on with their eyes. I just found out about my sons diagnosis and wrote it all up on my blog. I wish I knew sooner. Sean's is pretty bad. I hope it gets better without surgery. We started patching his eye with costume stuff. He thinks it's fun. Thanks for sharing!

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