Getting Parker to actually cooperate during the examine was quite the challenge. He was squirmy and talkative and just well curious of all his surroundings. He did great though for a 5 yr. old.
Well the results were revealed and in all honesty I was hoping that the Dr. would say the nurse made a mistake and he has perfect vision. But he doesn't. In fact they told me he is really far sided and is +6 (whatever that means). He needs glasses. The Dr. told me this is probably the root of Parkers frustration with handwriting and flashcards at school. He said he probably dislikes it so much because it is uncomfortable to focus on his up close activities. Bummer.... Definitely not what I was wanting to hear but glad we have answers. I guess better to catch it now then later down the road when we are having major issues.
I know it's kinda vain or superficial or whatever you want to call it but I didn't really want my handsome little guy in glasses so little. I didn't want to have to face the fact that some little bully at school may call him 4 eyes or poke fun of him with his glasses. I didn't want to have to reassure him that he is great and his glasses are cool because he is having insecurities about his appearance so young. These are all things I know the Lord will take care of. Parker right now LOVES his new look. I pray that there will be no little bully to pick on him but everyone will love his new look as well.
On a positive note... The kid has STYLE. He went right to a really cool pair of Ray Bans and told me that those were the ones he wanted and that they looked super cool. I have to agree.....