Gotta love ‘dem boys with glasses!

A couple of days ago, we had an e-mail from our friend “Phil” saying (in part):
“I was looking back at old posts. It appears there has been no glasses post for 366 days, and that is far too long for my liking. Nerdy boys with glasses are definitely my thing.”
Wow! Can it really be more than a year? Our bad!
We’ve posted a few “boys with glasses” videos over on Tumblr and now it’s time for some pics. Really ain’t NOTHIN’ hotter than “Nerdy boys with glasses.”
Hope you like these, Phil. We love you (and Kyle).
David and Ben

The better to see you with!

A couple of weeks ago, we were having breakfast one morning and – out of a clear, blue sky, Dub said, “Maybe Austin needs to get glasses.” I asked why he thought that and he said Austin had told him “sometimes, like when we’re reading, I don’t see too good.” I called Tyler later that morning and told him what Dub had said and he thanked me and asked for the name of Dub’s optometrist. I gave him the name of the pediatric ophthalmologist who had seen Dub and he said they’d make an appointment and have it checked out.
Damien and Tyler had a big Halloween party to go to on Monday and wouldn’t be home until late, so Damien asked if Austin could spend the night with us. I checked with David and Dub and, of course it was o.k. with them, so he did. It was the first time we’d seen Austin in his new glasses and he’s even cuter with them than without. I asked him if he could see better now that he had glasses and he said, “Yeah. Now I can see real good.” I said, “You mean ‘Now I can see real well?” He grinned and said, “Yeah. That too.”
As I thought about it, I realized Dub has been wearing glasses for almost a year and I’ve almost forgotten what he looks like without them. This is going WAY too fast!

The better to see you with!

Dub’s granny mentioned on Sunday that she thought maybe Dub was having some vision problems. I said I hadn’t noticed it, but we’d have it checked out. So David called a friend who is an ophthalmologist – who referred us to a pediatric ophthalmologist. We took the little dude to see him today and found out that he has fairly significant farsightedness. He’ll be getting glasses on Friday. The doctor thinks his vision may be corrected by just wearing glasses for a time – and says that if not, we can consider lasik surgery later on.
Dub is fine with it – and even thinks glasses are kind of cool – but I’m feeling like a real jerk for not having noticed the problem myself. David said if I was a jerk – so was he – because neither of us had noticed the problem. There’s a whole lot more to this parenting thing than I ever realized.