This morning when I dropped Zoe off at daycare, one of the teachers told me that Zoe had come up to her yesterday and said, “Kathy, you wear glasses. Just like Zoe!” It was nice to hear that Zoe’s speaking more in full sentences (she’s been pretty shy about talking at daycare), but it made me a little sad that she’s now noticing who wears glasses and who doesn’t. Ever since she got glasses, I’ve pointed out when others wear glasses, whether it’s characters on tv shows, or toys, or other children or family members – obviously not everyone I see, but I do make it a point in some cases. I want her to see how wonderful and normal glasses can be. But now I’m wondering if that does more to emphasize that glasses are something strange or different.
Any thoughts? Do you point out other characters or people in glasses to your child?