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Monday, October 01, 2007


Here's a picture of Angela in her new glasses. It's hard to get the violet to not look so dark in pictures! LOL Angela is not too thrilled with these new glasses. I have to give her breaks like, "You can take them off now, but when we're done with dinner you need to put them back on." This allows her some control, but also gives her a time marker for the next step. It also means she actually WEARS them so her eyes can used to seeing with them. Her vision isn't actually that bad, but one eye turns all over and the lens keeps her eye centered where it's supposed to be.

Oh, and the lesson on the glasses is this: People have to learn to make decisions for themselves. If a child is never given the opportunity, they'll never develop the skills they need to be successful in life. Allowing Angela to pick out something SHE likes is one of the steps to independence. SHE has to wear them every day. SHE has to feel like she looks good in them, and HER idea of what looks good might not be the same as mine. I just hope I can keep her away from the piercings her brothers love so much!

1 comment:

Tricia said...

Oooh..I think they look REALLY nice. Seriously, very fashionable and sophisticated! I might've picked the same myself! :)