When I took Turkey and Ladybug in for their eye exams and to buy new glasses last week, I found the perfect pair of cat-eye glasses for myself. And when I got home, I discovered that in addition to the standard tortoiseshell I had seen at the optometrist’s, they were also available in a gorgeous marbled blue. It had been almost four years since my last eye exam, so I promptly scheduled a visit for myself, and even lucked out when a cancellation made an appointment available last Friday, instead of the appointment at the end of March that I had originally made.
Today, I got my new glasses:
They’re even more amazing than I had imagined! (Yes, they do have sparkles on the edges!) Glasses are a big deal to me, because I’ve been wearing them for over 30 years, and I wear them every waking minute. I’m so glad I was able to find a pair that look fantastic and suit my personality!
Turkey and Ladybug both got new glasses…and they’re both wearing adult frames! I can’t believe how fast they’re growing up!
In February, Ladybug got new glasses. Very cool, purple, zebra-striped glasses. I have to admit, I was a little jealous!
Fast forward to today. Since I had broken my glasses last month, and it had been over five years, and they were pretty worn anyway, I also got new glasses. Had they had the same ones Ladybug picked in adult sizes, I have to admit, I might have been tempted to order them. But they didn’t, and they really wouldn’t have been the right shape for my face, anyway. It wasn’t until after I chose and ordered a pair, however, that I realized that they do have something in common with the ones Ladybug got.
Apparently, we’re both into animal prints. Mine is a bit more subtle, being on the inside of the frame, but it’s still there. Usually, we say children take after their parents, but in this case, I think the reverse may be true, as Ladybug’s fashion sense seems to have rubbed off on me!
A few weeks ago, it was time for Ladybug to have her vision rechecked. OK, to be honest, it was a little past time, but we changed insurance with the New Year, and I wanted to wait until that had all settled before using our new vision plan.
Since she had broken her old frames, (more than once), and the insurance would cover it anyway, she got to pick out new glasses. She has some very exacting specifications about her eyewear, starting with any frame she looks at must be purple. And sparkly, if possible.
She decided on a purple and pink zebra print frame, and they even have a little rhinestone to boot! This choice is very typical of Ladybug–she has always been very interested in clothing, shoes and accessories. I sometimes wonder what she’s going to be like as a teenager, and then I realize that it’s probably for the best that I don’t have a crystal ball. I don’t need to see into the future to know that our money will be flying out the window to support her fashion habits, but I certainly don’t need to know just how much money that will be!
I have to confess, if they made these frames in adult sizes, I would totally get them for myself. I guess there’s no doubt where Ladybug gets her fashionista tendencies from!