Six months….

February 8, 2010


….. that’s about right.

On August 12, 2009, Lloyd tried on his first pair of reading glasses in ShopKo. It was quite a shock to his ego, but I think enough time has passed that he’s willing to accept that he’s not immortal.

I needed some things from Wal-Mart this evening, and we happened to walk by the reading glasses. He was willing to browse, then willing to try on, then willing to purchase. Then we had to go to the magazine section so he could get something to read. It was a big day.

I think he looks rather dashing, but he still grumbles a little bit. “They’re a little fatiguing,” he just mumbled from the couch. Yeah, that 1/2 ounce of metal and plastic is soooooo heavy. Er, maybe he meant his eyes…. I, for one, am thrilled to have another four-eyed person around.

Brainy specs.

Of course, now that he’s actually worn them and has some experience, he thinks it would be better to get the bifocals that are plain glass/plastic plus readers. Great. We’re going to have the world’s biggest glasses collection.

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11 Responses to “Six months….”

  1. kiwe Said on:

    Just think…Superman has glasses!


  2. Lauren's dad Said on:

    How about a pair of “half” glasses, Lloyd, so that you can use that evil eye look over them at miscreant students? Like certain politicians and corporate officers do? But then Lutheran High doesn’t have students like that, does it.


  3. Kristi Said on:

    Looks dashing.


  4. Peggy Said on:

    I too have given in & purchased reading glasses. I don’t wear regular glasses…so I think I made out pretty darn good with my eyes. They held up perfectly for just shy of a 1/2 century! I think that must be some kind of record!


  5. Christina Said on:

    HA! you were the only one over the age of 7 in our immediate family who did not have glasses…..are you going to wear them on your forhead like Dad?


    • Lloyd Said on:

      I was thinking that I would need about 5 pairs scatter about where I normally read things. This keeping-them-right-on-my-head thing seems promising.


  6. Peggy Said on:

    What’s that giant book you’re reading? Or does it just look giant with my reading glasses on?


  7. Lloyd's Mom Said on:

    How you made it to 40 without them is beyond me with all the reading you have done. Enjoy.


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