A three year old can be a really bossy, opinionated little dictator. When Brinn got her eye/vision diagnosis, the doctor sent us home with a few cute floral eye patches that she wore with no problem. At first.
But the “cute” Ortopad eye patches have to be ordered and shipped. I went to CVS and picked up a box of CVS brand patches, but they were c.r.a.p. They stick for about 5 minutes before falling off her face. We spent almost a week fighting her to wear those crummy CVS eye patches, bribing her with candy to keep them on even though we would end up having to attach them to her eyebrow with clear tape. Seriously, TAPE.
Then the packages of Ortopad eye patches came; they’re flowers, hearts, music notes, even cow print. She was so excited. I told her to pick one out and she squealed, “which one has giraffes, mommy???”
A few weeks ago she developed this weird obsession with giraffes. She’s able to fit the word “giraffe” into any conversation. “Do you want dinner, Brinn?” “Mommy, giraffes eat leaves!”
So of course she told me she’d ONLY wear her eye patches if they had giraffes on them, so we had to figure something out.
Stickers. Now I have to buy stickers to stick on the eye patche$.
She’s STILL making me reward her for wearing them with tiny Hershey bars.
Every 5 freaking minutes, “can I take it off? Is it time? Can it come off now!?” I have to turn the kitchen timer on for 2 hrs so she’ll quit asking me so much. AND I have to dangle that Hershey bar over her when she starts begging to take it off or she sneaks away and sticks the patches to everything and anything but her eye.
She just leaned over the laptop and yelled, “giraffes is my favorite animal ya know!”
Glasses Update: The glasses I posted about last week were not the right size. She didn’t want to wear them, and if she did have them on they would fly clear off her face if she turned. So of course we have yet another hassle to deal with. We returned the glasses and have to wait another week for the new ones. This whole eye patch/glasses thing is not going so smoothly.