8.16.2011

An Uneventful First Day of School


After last year's fainting episode, I am happy to report that we had an uneventful first day of school. I woke up at 6:30 am and got dressed before Rachel and Lucy, which is my goal for the new school year. The girls got ready lightening fast and quickly posed for pictures on the front porch. (I will try to remember to clean it before the first day of school next year.) They were so anxious to get to school that they arrived about thirty minutes early.

I keep thinking Lucy is going to pass Rachel up in height, but Rachel maintains her advantage. Barely. The horizontal lines are a great measuring tool. Lucy, who reported that she is the tallest student in her second-grade class, has grown an entire slat since kindergarten.

Now let's talk about Rachel's fake glasses. Yes, they are fake. And now I am curious to know your thoughts about them. Her very best friends at school wear glasses, so, naturally, she wanted glasses too. She has been asking for fake glasses since her birthday, so when she found some at Claire's for $8.50, I had no problem with letting her get them. Steve thought it was funny, and when I questioned my friends at lunch yesterday, all three said they would not let their daughter wear fake glasses to school. I didn't think it was a big deal but would like to know your thoughts.

So. . . would YOU let your eight-year old daughter wear fake glasses to school? If it was the desire of her heart?

I know the frames are a bit large, but you know. . . they are likely to break in a couple of weeks, and then we can be done with glasses.

P.S. Rachel voluntarily wore a dress to school today!

16 comments:

Rebecca said...

Yes, I would. Why did Saren and Mindy and Carey say they wouldn't?

Rachel said...

I don't think it is that big of deal. There are certainly bigger battles to fight than an interest in wearing glasses even if she doesn't really need them. I'm a pretty lazy mom though. I too would be interested to hear why your friends you ate lunch with thought it was a big deal.

HeidiAnn said...

are you kidding... Austin wears Holden's old real prescription glasses to church every Sunday. When people ask I tell them the truth and they think I am a terrible mother for letting my son ruin his eyes. You can only fight so many battles. I might check out Claire's and see if they have any masculine ones, then I will surely let him wear glasses wherever he wants.

Mommy Named Meg said...

There are bigger battles to fight even if you have a problem with it. Hopefully Samantha isn't like me. I kept trying to wear spaghetti strap tops to school much to the dismay of my father... I didn't understand the problem with that then, now that I'm a parent I do. I'd much rather deal with a fake glasses obsession then a desire to wear inappropriate clothing. What's wrong with fake glasses anyway? She can still see, and learn. It's just an accessory like any other. It's no different that a watch or a headband... I really don't see a problem with it. I actually think it's pretty cool that a kid actually wants to wear glasses. I wore glasses as a kid and was teased horribly! As a parent of a kid in glasses I have to say that the thought that glasses wont make Luke a social pariah but a cool kid is comforting to me! She looks great in them too!

Joanie said...

I think the glasses are cute. I have no problem with them.

At Lagoon the other day, I thought this girl was Lucy so I was looking all over for you and Steve. Then I realized it wasn't her after all. Then I saw the same girl on a different ride with a kid that looked a lot like Adam and again I was like, "they have to be around here somewhere." Nope, wasn't them. It was a great time, though. You guys are lucky you live so close.

blakeandcourt said...

I thought the glasses were cute. And I don't think it's a big deal at all. Actually, when I was younger I wanted a pair of fake glasses to. I almost bought a pair at a garage sale, but my mom wouldn't let me. Now, I wear real glasses all time--and they are kind of annoying. Wonder if she'll still love glasses if she ever has to wear them for real?

AngelaW said...

Yes! But, I have also bought hamsters and dogs because of a "desire of the heart." Which means I am probably not one to ask.

Jenny said...

I say wear em. She will absolutely break them in a couple of days, or get sick of them and then the fight is over.

Holden loves his real ones. And he thinks I look better when I wear mine.

Amanda said...

I say let her wear them. I tried to fake bad eyesight when I was in elementary so I could have glasses. May as well let her wear fake ones and not resort to deceit. ;)

Anonymous said...

Uptight moms say no. They'll pay for those kinds of decisions later. You rock.

Katie said...

I'll be honest, at first I thought that she shouldn't wear them just because the other girls are....but then it occurred to me that that's the same as wearing ANY accessory because it's popular. Which is what we ALL do. And I think that's perfectly fine...helps us find who we really are. Just like how I went out and bought a cute pair of earrings because a co-worker had them on and I liked them. Not necessary at all, but fun.

AmyJo said...

At least she didn't fake needing real glasses (like I did in 1st grade) and have an eye dr actually prescribe some (which one did even though he knew I didn't need them...my mom was ticked later when she found out!) I got bored of them after a few weeks and lost them. End of glasses fetish. Her's will probably last just as long, and they only cost $8.50. Let her wear them...it's a good story and memory.

emily ballard said...

There was no discussion as to why they wouldn't, just that they wouldn't. I'm glad most of you think it's okay. . . because tomorrow will be Day 3 of the fake glasses.

I am glad that Lucy didn't get them too. Even though she hasn't been as determined as Rachel, she has been interested all along. . . but then fell in love with some sweet flip-out shades at Claire's instead.

Callisters said...

I agree, why not. There are lots of other things to worry about then that. Also having our first two about the same age and distance apart it kills me how much yours look like twins-looks and height. Sometimes I look at mine and wonder if they even look like siblings!! Hey we are going to a Raptors game on the 5th of September again...

Lucinda said...

I had a daughter that had to wear glasses at an early age. It sure would have made things easier for her if she would have had a friend that wore glasses with her. (fake or real)

Min said...

I would guess HeidiAnn doesn't wear glasses herself. I would offer that she reconsider allowing Austin to wear prescription glasses, because I would think it will alter his eyes and he will have to wear glasses and having to wear glasses is HORRID. But this is not HeidiAnn's blog so I'll address the question:

I don't see a problem with Rachel wearing fake glasses, I think the excitement of it will wear out quickly. But, if she ever has to wear glasses, it might make it harder for her to want to wear them . . . and she will wonder why she ever wanted fake ones. Oh how I HATE wearing glasses. (But it is preferable to not being able to see.)