"All my life: that is how long I've waited for this moment". That's what I thought yesterday when I got my new glasses!
When I was a kid I desperately wanted glasses. Everyone in my house needed them and the ophthalmologist told me I had better than 20/20 vision. It was heart breaking!
As an adult I've often been asked "why don't you just wear fake ones then?". But the problem is that I was too stupid to think of that when I was younger. So, I worried that all of a sudden showing up to work, a friend's house, etc with glasses on as an adult would inevitably lead to the statement "hey, I didn't know you wore glasses". Which would bring forth two possible answers: 1) Lie 2) tell the truth and have everyone know I'm the loser who is wearing fake glasses. So I never had glasses; only extreme envy of anyone who did have them.
Yesterday that all changed. Turns out having children will ruin your eyes and I've had two children! I came home from picking out a pair thrilled! I think they make me look even smarter than I already am. My husband thinks they make me look "wicked hot". Honestly I swear I got checked out on the Deerfoot last night while driving. My face looks thinner, I could go on and on. Also? I can actually see! Holy crap was the world ever dull before.
The downside to all of this is that I will defiantly have to clean more. I'm starting to realize the secret to a happy marriage is for both people to have vision problems.
And I will leave you with a very rare picture of me: