Monday, January 26, 2009
MISSING GLASSES - THE SEQUEL!
We used to have panic about missing glasses daily - several times a day. Mita would misplace her glasses and PANIC about it each and every time. All of us in the Stock household were very patient with Mita and let her know that we would find them. Even though it was never that big of a deal for us (and the glasses always showed up), it did cause Mita LOTS of undue stress. Then the Target Dollar Bins saved the day! They were selling magnified reader glasses (which is all Mita uses now) and we bought every design and color they had - at least 20 pairs! Mita was overwhelmed with gratitude over this gift and surprisingly, it was a gift we gave ourselves. You see Mita was only stressed because she thought she might be without glasses if she lost one of her 3 pair before. But with a "glasses basket" by the couch, filled to the brim with new glasses, SHE STOPPED WORRYING! Even if she misplaced a pair, she knew that she could just get another pair in her basket. She also enjoyed coordinating her glasses to her outfit. For example, she always chose the zebra print glasses when she wore her leopard print scarf. Well, the stress of finding the glasses has not plagued our home for many months. ENTER ASHER: He doesn't always pay attention to where his glasses are, but we know they are never far away and quickly found (especially after cleaning his room). Well, his room was just cleaned, bathroom picked up and as I dropped him off at school I asked where his glasses were - "I don't know, I can't find them ANYWHERE!" he replies. I go home - do the dishes, take out the recycling, pick up the family room, vacuum, dust, clean the living room floor, clean out the garage fridge, sort some laundry, wash some laundry, fold some laundry.......finally I look in the kitchen window sill - THERE ARE HIS GLASSES - on the tiger, where they should be! Asher has proudly taken over for Mita's missing glasses drama...with a twist - I'M THE ONE STRESSED, NOT HIM!