You Broke My Glasses?! #ItsAllGood

The other day I went to the eye doctor.  In part, I went because I was on my last pair of disposable contacts and it had been three years since my last exam.  The other reason was that I got something on my glasses lens that I just couldn’t. get. off.  Not with the fancy-shmancy cleaners, not with rubbing alcohol, not with Windex {which I later learned was a bad idea} and definitely not with my fingernail {which I learned was an even worse idea}.  Artsy Mama Fail.  And try though I might, there’s just no DIY project for making your own glasses.  At least not ones you can see out of.  

So, off I went to my eye doctor.  I’ve had the same one since high school, and let me tell ya, I’m famous around there.  See, when I was in 9th grade, I decided I reeeeeeally wanted contacts.  Well, you know how they sit you down and teach you to put them in and take them out?  I did okay with getting them in {not stellar, but ok} but I couldn’t get them out.  I tried and tried for more than an hour.  I had to leave and come back.  Then try for at least another hour.  Finally, they showed me how to roll the contacts out instead of doing the pinch method that every normal person in the world uses and after a few more agonizing tries, it finally worked.  {enter embarrassing school pic from 10th grade…}

I don’t even remember just how long I spent in that chair, but they probably do!  And I’m also the world’s worst glaucoma tester.  Ooh, I hate it.  You know it’s coming…aack!  I can’t stop blinking and half-jumping out of my chair while I’m waiting for him to do the puff!  Seriously, what do they expect?  I’m pretty sure when Dr. Greg sees my name on his schedule he sighs and considers calling out sick.

Anyway, the exam went well…except the puff…and I got my new contacts and lenses ordered.  Two days later, my lenses were in and LC and I took my current glasses in so the technician could make the switch.  We planned on heading home for lunch and playtime, then going back later in the day to pick them up.  We had gotten as far as the parking lot and I was strapping LC in his carseat when I got a phone call.  Guess who it was.  The optical technician.  And guess what she did?  Broke my frames!  Of course I’d had to sign a waiver that such things could happen, so they were not held responsible {ie: no free replacement frames for me!}  At first, I was mad.  Seriously.  I loved those frames. 
I looked at practically every pair of frames in the store and there was literally nothing I liked.  Nothing.  I’m sure my grumpy, “dude, you broke my fabulous glasses, how dare you not give me free ones” attitude didn’t help matters.  So I’d have to get frames elsewhere and bring them back to have the lenses put in. Which meant I got the fun of traipsing to the other end of the mall {with a child who decided he was so tired he needed to be carried the whole way} to choose frames by myself with no other feedback than that of a 4 year old.  Oh, joy.
as my ‘brother’ Matt once told me, “Every cloud has a glitter lining!” 

Once I got over my poor attitude {Little Crafter may or may not have prayed, “Dear Jesus, please help Mommy to not be so grumpy and tired, Amen.”}, I realized that there were indeed some glittery linings to my situation.
1. I get new glasses!
Even though I did love the old ones, I’ve had them for almost five years; maybe it’s time for an updated look!

2. I really like my new glasses!
3. My new frames were only $79!
Which in eyeglasses-land is a steal. {Here’s me pretending to be one of those eyeglass models…ha!}
4. Little Crafter and I got to have a lunch date while I waited for them to put the lenses in!
By the time I got the frames chosen and purchased, it was getting late, we were both hungry, and he’d been so good that we just went to Panera for a treat.  Mmmm, that new turkey-cheddar-onion-pesto-on asiago sandwich is kick-butt good!  And the broccoli cheddar soup…ahhhh…but I digress.
It might not have been the way I planned for things to go, but you know what?  It’s all good!

Have you ever had a similar story?  Hopefully nobody broke your glasses, but have things gone totally differently than you thought they would and turned out to have a glitter lining?  Well, guess what?  Someone might write a song about it!  Seriously!  Evidently, recording artists NE-YO and Cher Lloyd {neither of whom I’m familiar with, but I’m sure they’re great} are partnering with Fruttare to make an “It’s All Good” song with lyrics inspired by true stories like this one!  If you have an “It’s All Good” moment to share, tag it on Instagram or Twitter using #ItsAllGood, and stop by Fruttare’s Facebook Page to find out more!

Hugs & Glittery Linings,
Content provided in partnership with Fruttare. 
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10 comments on You Broke My Glasses?! #ItsAllGood

  1. Erin
    April 27, 2013 at 11:21 AM (2 years ago)

    I had to laugh because I was the same way when getting contacts. Except I couldn’t get them in at first and it took an hour for me to put them in. And as far as taking them out, even after 10+ years of wearing contacts I still cannot do that eye pinch move either and have to roll it to the end of my eye! I thought I was the only one after all these years!

  2. Grandma
    April 27, 2013 at 8:28 PM (2 years ago)

    Oh how I remember that day…I felt so bad for you because I knew how much you wanted them…
    Those ladies were so patient with us…I’m sure Dr. Greg was glad to see you…

  3. Jodi Durr
    April 28, 2013 at 7:48 PM (2 years ago)

    Really cute glasses! You’re adorable!

  4. Eva Scott
    April 29, 2013 at 11:42 AM (2 years ago)

    I gotta say, that’s pretty lame they didn’t replace your glasses. But your replacements look great on you!

  5. Kallee
    May 1, 2013 at 3:00 PM (2 years ago)

    The new glasses look fantastic

  6. Sarah Tackett
    May 1, 2013 at 6:27 PM (2 years ago)

    Wow, I can’t believe they didn’t replace your frames for free…but the new ones look great!

  7. Kadie
    May 3, 2013 at 1:05 AM (2 years ago)

    Your new glasses look great!! Bummer that they wouldn’t replace them for you. :( But that’s kind of the way it goes with glasses. Thanks for the details of the contest! I’ll have to think try to think of a good story to write in about.:)


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