Taking all four kids to the eye doctor all at the same time is an adventure. Now, I have great kids; but sitting quietly in a waiting room for who knows how long would try anyone's patience.
I amde sure that they all had their schoolwork with them so there was plenty of busy work.
Thankfully, there wasn't much of a wait until they started calling our names. One by one they went back for the pre-tests. When our youngest came back, she declared "That was easy!" lol
Then they called my oldest and the lady told me that I didn't need to come back with her. hmm Really? Wth all four kids needing exams, I thought they would take us all together. I let her go, but was uneasy with it.
Now, she is twelve so she is old enough to handle it by herself and I love our doctor so there is no worry there. But, I knew that her eyes had gotten worse and I needed to ehar what he was going to say. I sat there half on my chair and half off trying to decide what to do, when my 10yodd said that I had better make a decision quickly.
Thenk, another person was called. It was a teenage girl. As she was walking back my 10yo said, "See her mom is going with her." Nice.
I got up and away we all went.
It was as I suspected, her eyes are worse. New glasses.
The youngest was next and it was a riot. She's 5. She just learned how to read. So...instead of saying what letter she saw she sounded them out! lol It was hilarious. Our doctor took it in stride. :) Her eyes are normal for her age and considering that she was blind when she was born-it's amazing.
Next was the 8yodd. Her eyes are perfect! She takes after me. No, seriously; my eyes are great.
Last but not least was our 10yodd. She had a lazy eye until she was about 3 and has had problems with her eyes tracking together. She has bi-focals and has almost no depth perception. She struggles with reading, but it's getting better. Her eyes did not get any worse! Yay! What a blessing for her. We were also told that she could be done with the bi-focals in a few years. :) Smiles were had all around.
Our hour and a half in the office wasn't so bad; but by the time we were done, I was too. Someday, it won't be like that and I will only have a few left at home and I will long for the days of busyness and chaos. Remind me, will ya?