Today we stopped by the butcher shop to pick up something for dinner. The women working the counter were complimenting Zoe on her glasses when one of them told us to hang on a minute, and ran into the back. She came back out carrying a photograph of twin girls, maybe 4 years old, in glasses. One was in bright yellow frames, and the other in pale blue. “These are my nieces,” she told Zoe, “and look you three could be triplets!” And indeed, Zoe did look like she could be a sister to those two. And Zoe lit up when looking at the picture. It was awfully sweet and touching.
We’ve had plenty of discussions of some of the insensitive, and even downright rude, reactions that people have to young kids in glasses. Whether it’s questioning whether the glasses are real, questioning whether we’re hurting our child by putting them in glasses, or just pointing and laughing, it can wear on a person. But what are some of the sweet or kind responses you’ve gotten? Ones that made you or your child genuinely smile.