Friday, January 25, 2008

Eye doctor misconception

I barely slept last night. You wouldn't either if you had a 165 pound dog snoring on one side (when my husband's away our dog WILL NOT sleep on the floor) and a nine year old on the other, tossing and turning like he's possessed.

That said, today is eye exam day and I'm taking both of my boys in later this afternoon (they've never had them checked before.)

This morning, my youngest came downstairs dragging a knapsack filled with clothes. He was pale and when he sat down, he said, "What time will I get out tomorrow?"

I had no clue what he was talking about so I asked what he meant. He explained that some kid at school told him when you get your eyes checked you have to stay overnight and you're only allowed soup broth and gingerale.

"That's for tonsils," I clarified. "This test only takes ten minutes. We'll be in and out before you know it."

"Really?!" he said, looking relieved.

Believing I'd now pegged why neither of us had slept well, I went back to making breakfast. On his way out the door to catch the bus ten minutes later he whispered, "Mom? Can I ask one more thing? How big is the needle?"

14 comments:

Nadine said...

Awwwww! That poor lil guy.

Janet said...

LOL! Poor little guy. We only found out years later why our kids were afraid of certain things. The misconceptions they had!

My first eye exam terrified me because I was so afraid of answering the questions wrong. I still find them hard to answer sometimes.

Ramona said...

LOL** I think that kid deserves a treat after his eye exam, don't you?

Melissa Marsh said...

Yes, definitely give him a treat! (And treat yourself, too! You had a sleepless night, after all!)

Larramie said...

*sigh* Well, by now the eye exam is over, and your little guy can set his friends straight.

wordman17 said...

Poor kid. Probably dreamed about needles all night long!

Adam said...

Better sit him down and give
him a talk about the dentist before any extractions are
required!!!!

kyla-dale said...

Cute! I hope he doesn't need specs. I can't wear contacts (they itch like crazy) and I can't stand wearing glasses. It's a curse! Woulda preferred the needle over the specs *LOL*

Victoria said...

*LOL* Oh, didn't you just
wanna give him the biggest hug about then?!!

ORION said...

really funny!!!
so did you tell him the needle was GIANT???
I'll have SUCH fun with them when i come to visit...
mwa ha ha...

Chumplet said...

It shows he has a vivid imagination!

Church Lady said...

AWWW!

Poor lil man!

That is the cutest story, but I hope you both slept afterwards...

spyscribbler said...

What a BRAVE boy!!!!That's so sad and cute, at the same time, but he faced his perceived torture session so bravely! Came down all prepared to face the ordeal, that's so cute.

What a guy!

Della J said...

Kids say & think the craziest
things, don't they! Funny :)