When you’re pregnant, and you read all of the “What to Expect” books, you learn a lot of things about how your body is going to change. One of those changes will make absolutely no sense and seem completely unrelated to actually having a child: you learn your eyesight is going to get worse. But don’t worry! The book says that your eyesight will go back to normal after you have your baby. It’s only temporary. Don’t get new glasses. You can live through a few months of blurry vision, right?
Ok, it’s not really that bad. My eyesight got a little worse while I was pregnant. Nothing that was too hard for my glasses to correct. Here lies the problem: it didn’t get better after my little man was born. In fact, it’s been getting worse. I’m at the point where I can’t sit at a computer and expect to read what’s on the screen without my glasses. I can’t sit on the couch and read the notes on the TV without my glasses.
So yes, I realize that this could happen to be a part of the fact that I’m getting older. Slash it obviously IS because I’m getting older. Maybe because I’m almost thirty (insert pretend air scream here). But the moral of the story is: you can’t always listen to the books. Because sometimes they’re not right. Luckily, there’s this thing called the eye doctor. And mama can get some hot new grown up glasses to make me look a little less squinty when I’m working. Boom.
Tell me in the comments: when did you first realize you were getting older? Did you blame it on pregnancy (like this mama)?