There is some bit of irony in the fact that I have to let my toddler wear a relatively expensive pair of glasses so that he can see. You can bet your biscuits that I wouldn’t let him run around with anything else that cost that much all day, every day. Lately Sam has been taking his glasses off to look at them and sort of explore them and quite frankly just to play with them. I try to remind myself to just calmly tell him to put them back on, but tonight in the car, I looked back and he had the arms bent way out. I found myself screeching at him “Put those back on, they aren’t a toy!”
But the truth is, I, and all of us with little kids in glasses, pretty much have to trust that they are going to happily, or not so happily, wear these expensive glasses, leave them on their faces, not play with them, not break them, just wear them. That’s a lot to expect out of a little kid, because little kids are so curious. And, well, the glasses do belong to him. If he wants to look at them, then he has that right. But, hey kid! Put them back on your face. They aren’t a toy!