A few weeks ago I noticed that my scriptures were getting further and farther (I had to look up those definitions and I decided they both apply...) away from me as I read them. At first I blamed everything on my bleary-eyedness from our so-early-it's-still-dark-family-scripture-time in the mornings, but no, even later in the day I had to hold them at arm's length to actually read those microscopic words.
SO I finally broke down and went to Target where I bought some $6 reading glasses. They are Sarah Palin style, and I love them and would actually wear them all the time if they didn't completely mess up my far vision and give me a creepy, nauseating, vertigo thing when I try to focus back and forth. (Though I'm vain enough that I thought about just wearing them anyway. But then it's hard to drive when you get nauseated every time you look past the steering wheel. Common sense trumps vanity once again, dangit.)
So why? WHY? Why didn't my Sarah Palin glasses jump to mind when the optometrist told us that Lizzie needed mild reading glasses?
We paid $120 for prescription glasses. Yes, they look darling on her.
But when we got home and traded glasses just for fun?
They were the exact same prescription.