When I picked up Zoe from daycare this afternoon, the first thing I noticed was the white tape on the side of her glasses. “Glasses break, mama!” Yeah. Apparently during their free play time, one of the other toddlers took her glasses and the earpiece broke off. They taped it back on because it’s not something that can be repaired. She has an adorably nerdy air about her now with the tape on the frames.
On the one hand, we’re expecting the new frames to show up in a matter of days, so the timing is about as ideal as you can get for something like broken glasses. On the other hand, I’m still annoyed that it happened, I mean yeah, she’s two, and she’s in daycare in a room full of toddlers, what did I expect would happen? The surprise should be that it took so long for them to break. But I was kind of getting excited about donating them. And I worry that this will happen again, but I don’t want people at daycare coddling her or treating her differently because of her glasses. I’m not sure why I’m so bothered by this. It’s not unexpected or surprising or even that big of a deal in the end, but it feels a little personal (which is completely silly, I know). I do feel vindicated in our decision to buy two pairs of frames this time around.
Zoe didn’t want to wear her glasses this evening after I took them off and tried to adjust them in some way to get them to sit on her face a little better. She gets so tired when she doesn”t wear her glasses. She kept rubbing her eyes and holding her head when we read bedtime stories, but she didn’t want to put the glasses back on. It made bedtime easier because she was so tired, but broke my heart a little bit to see her struggle without the glasses.