During fall baseball, we got Gabe a pair of contacts. He did fairly well with them for a day or so. Then one afternoon he had problems getting one of the lenses in, he got frustrated and gave up, and hasn't tried them since. After breaking his glasses again last week, arguing about wearing the Rec Specs and thinking about the upcoming baseball season, I basically told Gabe he needed to learn to wear his contacts for sports, or he wouldn't play anymore. I really don't think Ben and I could find the heart to pull him out of baseball because he loves it so much, and he's talented. But, I didn't want him calling our bluff either, so I called and made an appointment with the eye doctor for them to work with him. He really didn't want to go to the appointment. So, I thought I'd sweeten the deal for him, so to speak. Yes, I offered my child a bribe - whatever works! He has been begging us for a pair of Oakley sunglasses, but I refuse to buy him prescription sunglasses. On our way to the eye doctor, I told him that if he'll work with his contacts without attitude, once he's able to get them in and out on his own for 2 straight weeks, I'll buy him a pair of Oakleys. Let me tell you, his attitude changed immediately. He's been working with his contacts, he still has some problems, and will often ask me to put them in for him, but he's decided he really likes them. He likes being able to see when he wakes up. He had both a baseball and basketball practice this week wearing his contacts, and he was so happy that he didn't have to worry with his with his glasses. I think he's sold.
I haven't shared this in a while. Thank goodness it's finally Friday! Enjoy!