Thursday, November 6, 2008

Eye Exam

So today's adventure was taking Ethan for his first eye exam. I know what you're thinking, what in the heck does a 3 yr old need an eye exam for....I have the same thoughts, but apparenty the Troy Schools don't care about my thoughts and want one anyway.
So off the the Walmart Vision center we went. As I approached the desk with one child diving out of the stroller and the other screaming "juke" (which means juice in 3 yr old language) over and over again and then laying on the floor screaming, all three ladies working began to give each other eye contact saying "please, please, let my phone ring so I don't have to take her". As I gave the woman my appointment information, she asked me four times how old he was as if it had changed since we'd been standing there. She reluctantly took us towards the back rooms and explained that Ethan would have to look into a small hole in a dark room and hold his head and eyes still for several minutes until some laser caught his retna......WHAT! Anyone who knows Ethan, knows this is like asking Oprah to support John McCain!
So after 4 bribes for french fries, 2 balloons, 2 bathroom breaks, 3 pieces of candy and some coaxing from mom (ie. holding him down), we got a passing grade.
Apparently I now get to enjoy this fun again at the least they have laughing gas on hand, momma's going to need it! :)


dramatwink said...

LOL! That is great story, but I'm sure it wasn't funny at the time. Anyone who thinks kids are easy needs to subscribe to your blog. At least when I am done with my 58 students for the day, I get to go home:)

Venessa said...

You missed your calling in life, Nette! You should become and entertainer.....loved and enjoyed your blog.