I’ve been behind on posting – I apologize! I’ve been busy working with Kristin Ellsworth on the first annual Great Glasses Play Day. It’s been a lot of work so far, but I’m getting very excited about how it’s shaping up. We have events lined up in 7 locations across the world for families to come together and for kids in glasses, or contacts, or patches to get together and play. And we have a lot of ways for people to celebrate online or even have their own party on that day.
It’s been kind of amazing to see this take shape. Four and a half years ago, I kept hoping I’d find some group of parents with kids in glasses who wanted to get their kids together, but if it existed, I never found it. Once I started Little Four Eyes, that idea fell to the background as I got to know all of you so well online. But thanks to a lot of people who kept bringing up the idea of local get togethers on the facebook group, and especially to Kristin who has really put so much in to making this happen, it’s going to actually happen this year. I can’t wait to see and hear about kids getting a chance to see others their age in glasses, and for parents to meet others who are going through similar struggles.
The day has received a tremendous amount of support from the optical and eye care industry, and a lot of interest from many of you as well. But we need help in making sure the word gets out to other families, and so I’m asking you all for help. Can you help spread the word – by sharing the link to the Great Glasses Play Day site on facebook, or blogging or tweeting about it, or sharing the information with any parenting groups you’re a member of, especially those in the locations where the events are being held. Or, if you know of a great parenting list or website that we might list the event, would you let me know about it?
I hope to see some of you in person in Minneapolis and celebrate with the rest of you virtually this August 5th!