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Busy Day and First Glasses!

Coles’s day started at 6:30am by giving Oma a cuddle in the guest room. Oma had spent the night and told him that he could come into her room anytime after 6am. As soon as his clock radio started playing at 6:40am he was raring to go. I told them that Cole needed to at least rest for a while longer so he spent an hour ‘meditating’ or at least sitting quietly while she meditated.

He had a healthy breakfast of 2 boiled eggs and then did some sword fighting practice with Oma. He rounded out the morning with a long bike ride while Oma ran along beside him. He had a lot of energy stored apparently, so Oma got a good workout!

At about 11:30am he got to go to the mall with Mama and Oma with the intent of getting a pair of glasses. Cole wanted a pair that looked like Harry Potter’s, dark and round. After going through about 10 pairs of glasses he decided on the 2nd pair he had seen, a pair of dark plastic round glasses that look so cute on him. My very own Harry Potter! The best news was that Lenscrafters said that they could have the glasses ready in about an hour. Just enough time to get some coffee and lunch.


Of course that lead to another first, his very first cup of coffee! Yes, my Mother, his Oma, bought him a ‘short, decaf latte.’ With just a little sugar was added he declared it “delicious, better than hot chocolate.” Since he only drank about 1/4 of it I’m not too worried about it being a permanent drink choice for him. At least as a decaf it had less caffeine than the Coke Cola that he drank at Karate Camp earlier in the year. :)

After lunch we picked up his new glasses and got them fitted. Once they were on there was no chance of getting them off again. So much for wearing them just for reading! He was thrilled with all the new details he could see with his glasses. He kept looking over the lenses saying “smooth” then looking through the lenses “not smooth” just goes to show how much he has been missing all this time. I’m glad that I made a fuss about his distance reading yesterday during the exam.

Cole happened to notice that West Coast Amusements had set up lots of rides and games in the mall parking lot. As a special treat we took him on the Tilt-A-Whirl ride and got him some cotton candy. It was a great way to end out trip to the mall. Of course the glasses stayed on the entire time. :)

Eye Exam

Cole went for an eye exam today and it was determined that he now needs glasses. The optometrist had been watching his eye sight for a few years. It hasn’t been ‘perfect’ for a while and there has been evidence of an astigmatism, they were hoping that his sight would self correct. I mentioned that he has been having issues with reading from a distance and asked that they take that into consideration when doing the exam.

After a lengthy exam it was determined that the astigmatism was not improved and his eye sight had not self corrected. We left with a prescription for new glasses to be used first for reading and then, if he liked them, he could wear them for longer during the day. We found a pair of glasses that he really liked but he wouldn’t be able to get them in his hands until Tuesday-Thursday… much to long for a small child to wait for his first pair of glasses. One of the vision centers suggested Lens Crafters which might be able to make them in an hour. Now we know what we will be doing with Oma tomorrow!

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