Childhood Dream Comes True For Middle Aged Blogger

Childhood Dream Comes True For Middle Aged Blogger

One of my childhood dreams came true recently. You are probably going to laugh, but I got glasses. Yay! Reading glasses only, but still…I am finally like everyone else in my family: Sight Challenged.

Childhood Dream Comes True For Middle Aged Blogger
When I take these glasses off and let my hair down I will totally look like a super model.

Kind of a weird thing to celebrate, right? I know, but I have wanted glasses for as long as I can remember. My mom and dad both wore/wear glasses. My sister rocks some glasses. When I was a kid I thought glasses made people look smart, funky, cool. I was always jealous that my family could accessorize in ways that I couldn’t. Some of my earliest memories involve me trying on my parents glasses and looking in the mirror. I wanted to be librarian cool. I wanted to have that moment where I took off my glasses, let my hair down, and transformed into a super model. What? Don’t judge…I was just a kid when I had these fantasies. I didn’t know you had to look like a super model before you even put the glasses on. I was clearly heavily influenced by television.

The best part is now I can stop asking people if my photos and blog posts (and everything else I have to read) looks blurry to them. Seriously, I was never sure if it was just me. Apparently, I have also been suffering from eye fatigue for a while now due to excessive computer screen use (can I get a What-What if you have the same problem?). I’ve had twitching eyes off and on for over a year now, but I just blamed that on the stress that comes from being a mom with too many dogs, cats, and chickens to take care of. On top of all of that twitching, reading makes your eyes dry out. I didn’t know that, but my opthamologist told me that when you read you blink less which causes dry-eyes. Dry eyes equal bloodshot eyes. That’s why you may have mistaken me for an actress auditioning for the part of “extra with a hangover” in the latest buddy comedy movie, or as a mom with “I’ve completely given up” stamped on her forehead, although that may have been due to my all-day-long pajama wearing too. So, in short, I have been a bit of an eye-mess lately. Now I have fancy glasses, eye drops, and a childhood dream come true to brag about. Totally worth the eye twitching, blood-shot eyes, and bad migraine-esque headaches I have been experiencing for the past year and probably even longer.

Well, those days are over now! I am no longer a head-achey, blotchy eyed mess who has to ask people if the world is blurry to them too. Now I am a middle-aged woman with a childhood dream come true rocking purple framed, sparkle glasses made by Harley Davidson. Who knew motorcycle makers could make geeks cool? Who knew my entire world view and self-concept could alter so drastically in a 45 minute eye doctor visit?

Just start calling me four-eyes now. I will beam with delight. Seriously. It’s like I just became one of the cool people after years of desperately trying to fit in.

Life is good. Have you had any unusual childhood dreams come true lately?


9 thoughts on “Childhood Dream Comes True For Middle Aged Blogger”

    1. Seriously, I am so glad at least one person gave me a What-what. You’re getting super hero status around here now. If you take off your glasses you can become super-woman. If you don’t wear glasses you should get some fake ones. That way we can walk around saying what-what and fighting crime together.

  1. I hope your glasses love lasts. My hair gets stuck in my glasses at least 30 times a day and I can’t get it out without ripping pieces of hair. So I have teeny tiny bangs I never wanted, and random pieces of hair sticking out of my glasses. I hope this does not happen to you.

    1. So far, my biggest problem is my glasses are always dirty. As soon as I wash them they are smudged. I haven’t had my hair down at all when I have worn them. I will have to watch out for that. Thank you for the warning!

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