I am pretty loud about my opinion on hating my glasses but my main point was that they don’t look cute and glasses are ugly on me. So imagine my surprise when my 8 year old daughter comes home with a paper saying she needs glasses.
Suddenly every comment I have ever made about myself and glasses takes on a whole new meaning. I have not been just putting myself down but now every thought and negative comment could have impacted her self worth and self esteem. I have been teasing my daughter.
When the eye doctor tells my daughter that she is going to need glasses I worry about her reaction. She looks at me and my heart is ready to break for her. She gets a big smile on her face and says “Now me and mom can be 'twinners'!”
I smile and agree “We are going to have the cutest glasses and look so cool!”. To my relief she is excited and happy. She finds the boldest pair of glasses she can find and she owns them. Her only disappointment is knowing she will have to wait two weeks to wear them.
I look at her and see her happiness, her boldness, and the amazing amount of confidence and from this day forward I know that I want to be her 'twinner'!