Well, here she is at the age of 8, and she has officially been given her first pair of glasses. She'd been having headaches at school for a while and when they started being full-blown migraines in the matter of a few weeks, I figured we'd best get her eyes tested to rule that out before we panicked. And, as it turns out, the headaches were definitely vision related.
Only, it wasn't what I thought. This child, daughter of two very myopic parents, is FAR-sighted. Not horribly, but reading and drawing were making her head hurt. The eye doctor didn't even want to put her in glasses until we could really verify that the headaches were indeed coming after doing "close-work."
Long story short, the headaches continued, we ordered the glasses, she got them today. She only needs to wear them for reading, but she is loving them so much that she hasn't taken them off since we left the eye doctor's office. They are purple, after all. And how could purple glasses be anything but happy?
They are also really good for doing duck impressions.
The winner of the book MOM by Dave Isay is Jane! Congratulations!