Wednesday, March 26, 2008

Seeing Double

Lately we’ve noticed, when he’s focusing in on words, Alan sometimes goes a bit cross-eyed. So yesterday I took him to an pediatric optometrist (an aside complaint: Another reason I wish we could all be treated as a legal couple with equal right is to be on the same health insurance policy so that it wasn’t best for me, the breadwinner of this home, to take the kids to all the medical appointments, but hey, that’s local politics for ya).

Anyway the nurse was asking me all the basic questions and she gets to, “Has he ever complained of seeing double; like has he ever said he sees two moms or two dads?”

You just never know what’s going to out you, where or when ;-).

Turns out he’s just a bit far sighted and I guess it’s common for kids his age to compensate by moving one eye independently. Now he’s surprisingly excited to get reading glasses.

3 comments:

[kɹeɪ̯g̊] said...

“Has he ever complained of seeing double; like has he ever said he sees two moms or two dads?”

HA! That's really funny.

I was also excited when I got glasses - of course the excitement lasted just until I got to school and was made fun of.

Paul said...

That is funny.

How did you respond? "As a matter of fact he sees two dads all the time, but he doesn't seem to complain about it."

Scot said...

"until I got to school and was made fun of."

Wouldn't that be ironic. Gay dads = no teasing; glasses = teasing.

Paul: "How did you respond?"

It’s funny; whenever they hear anyone say “two dads,” they want to correct them. To them a daddy and a papa are quite different in what they mean as parents and they don’t have “two dads.” So while I was wondering what to say he just casually told her, thinking she was yet another confused person, “I have and daddy and a papa.”