We got a note from daycare the other day about a “stretch and grow” class that Zoe can take at daycare once a week. It sounds like a nice program, it’s not expensive at all, and so we’re going to enroll Z. So I was filling out the enrollment form when I hit the “Health Disclosure” section. It asks you to list any injuries, allergies or health conditions that might limit your child’s participation. And it had me stumped – I just sat there looking at it blankly for a good 5 minutes trying to figure out what, if anything, to write. I know that the glasses really shouldn’t get in her way for anything they’d do in this class. But her strabismus does affect her depth perception, and glasses can be a pain at times when you’re exercising – I have to take mine off for some yoga positions. But it’s not like she’ll be doing yoga or any sports where she might get a ball in the face (I hope). But what if the teacher saw Zoe in her glasses and worried about having Zoe do things just because of the glasses? Maybe I should write that the glasses will not limit her. But that’s stupid, the form clearly asks only for conditions that WILL limit her.
In the end, I left it blank.