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It really is inevitable.

Tuesday, October 30, 2012

It's funny now to think back to when I was pregnant with Jonah to all the daydreams that rolled through my head all day long. I thought of all the wonderful things I hoped he'd inherit from Wesley or me: my blue eyes, his long dark eye lashes, a head full of dark brown hair or red like mine. Then, I'd think about all the things that he'd inherit from us that weren't so wonderful. He will inevitably have our seasonal allergies, most likely an affinity for sweets, and at some point he'll probably have to adorn a perfectly geeky pair of glasses.
I’d honestly see little boys wearing frames and picture Jonah that way. Now a year later, I can’t really picture it, but I guess we could always look at Wesley’s childhood photos and get an idea. (I really wish I had one to post! ha)

Connor and Jonah :This is one of my favorite photos from the photo booth from Jonah's Birthday Party. I'll be posting the rest in a few days!

In my family (and my husbands), pretty much everyone wears glasses, there was the exception of my dad but then he turned 50 and never goes without reading glasses (sorry daddy). I thought for a while as a child that I’d take after my namesake and maintain my 20/20 vision. 

When my sister, Andrea got her pink Mickey Mouse glasses in Kindergarten the eye doc said I’d never have to wear them, but by 5th grade I was squinting to see the chalkboard and sure enough it got progressively worse from there. I’d keep my glasses in my backpack and slip them on to see the board and then quickly take them off. I started wearing contacts in 7th grade (which is also when I got my braces so there was NO WAY I’d have both! I have a certain reputation to maintain) and have been rocking those ever since.

Now, thinking back on how much I have spent personally on eye care and wear, I feel a little sorry my for parents. Three children (girls at that) having to have glasses, contacts, braces, clothes, shoes, and the list goes on and on. Thanks to my husband, we try to be extra covered for these things and working in healthcare, I know how important insurance can be. The thing is eye wear is necessary and the options are endless. Vision insurance isn’t offered by every workplace and isn’t always offered for the whole family. For our family, it’s something I think we’ll always have and hopefully we can put off needing to use it for Jonah for quite a few more years…maybe he’ll take after his granddaddy on this one. 


Yes I took the opportunity to take silly pictures just to post for this campaign. Check out The Cleverist on facebook (my pumpkin dip recipe was featured this week!) Thanks for the continued support Clever Girls! Visit SeeMuchMore for more information about VSP and vision care benefits. This post is sponsored by VSP. I was selected for this opportunity as a member of Clever Girls Collective, and the content and opinions expressed here are all my own.

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