At the end of Errand Day yesterday evening, Joe brought something home for Verity.
We expected a long drawn-out battle requiring endless quantities of patience, until some blissful future day when she would finally accept that the glasses were there to stay. I had prepared the other children for this scenario. We were braced for it.
Instead, she solemnly looked about at all the details she had been missing.
Over at the shower curtain…
She didn’t crack a smile for a long time.
Once in a while, she remembered that something felt funny up there on her face, and reached up to pull them away.
I stopped her every time, replaced them, and said quietly, “No,Verity. Keep the glasses on your eyes.”
About half a dozen times before I tucked her into bed, I saw her begin to reach her hand up, and then stop.
If you watch closely you will see for yourself.
She pulled off her glasses only a few times this whole day.
Sweet Verity, when will we learn our lesson? You have exceeded our expectations once again. We are so proud of you. Well done, little one!
[Note: We highly recommend the Specs4us company. Glasses designed for children with Down syndrome by the mother of a child with Down syndrome. No shop in our area carries the frames, so Specs4us mailed us all the frames they had in Verity’s size, and we mailed back the ones we didn’t want, with a check for the ones we did. They recommended Wal-mart for excellent-quality lenses for the price.