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How would your husband react?

Anonymous
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My 2 year old son is clearly colorblind.  

I picked up on it first about a month before his 2nd birthday, and then my brother (who is 23, single, no kids, and hangs out with my family all the time) mentioned it to my husband and me.  My mother (who we are also close with) tries to deny it and swears that she can get him to correctly identify all the colors unless anyone else is present.  LOL... ok?

He identifies both red and green as "green".  He is unable to choose a green item when given a red and green option.  He even tells me that they are the same.  He also is unable to distinguish blue from yellow, and he refers to both as "yellow".

My husband is struggling with this.  He keeps pointing out that he is only two.  While I see his point and realize that he is young, I also can't help but notice that he is able to remember 26 letters and 10 numbers in the correct orders.  It seems that identifying a handful of colors correctly would be far simpler.  I am about 98% certain that he is colorblind, and I am not able to understand why my husband refuses to acknowledge that it is the most likely explanation.

Posted by Anonymous on Mar. 31, 2013 at 3:54 PM
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MaNdYbEaR2010
by *Manda* on Mar. 31, 2013 at 3:55 PM
I don't know what he would do, honestly. :/
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LiesLiesLies
by Platinum Member on Mar. 31, 2013 at 3:56 PM
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My daughter used to do that.

She is 5 now and can tell the difference.
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brettsmomma
by ~Tammie~ on Mar. 31, 2013 at 3:57 PM
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shew!! My son did to!

Quoting LiesLiesLies:

My daughter used to do that.

She is 5 now and can tell the difference.

OP have you had an actual diagnosis? Get it proven by a dr then worry about how your husband reacts. :)

RaynesMommy07
by Ruby Member on Mar. 31, 2013 at 3:58 PM
Are you sure it's not just an age thing. He's only 2.
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tess785
by on Mar. 31, 2013 at 3:59 PM

Both of my boys are color blind.  My husband doesn't really care.  I have told their teachers and taught them to read the names on the cayons. 

Anonymous
by Anonymous 2 on Mar. 31, 2013 at 3:59 PM
Are you colorblind op? Sons get it from mothers and Daughers get it from fathers.
catchup29
by on Mar. 31, 2013 at 4:00 PM
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My brother is color blind. I dont think it has ever held him back in life. I think ifs too soon for you to assume he is color blind and I think your husband is over reacting.
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LilliesValley
by on Mar. 31, 2013 at 4:00 PM
I'd take him to an eye fictions and make sure to express your concerns on the phone to the office. Include your sons age, specification that its colors, etc.

Honestly my dh would be all for figuring out what was going on. He might say I'm being mom weird or paranoid but being mom weird saved dd life, so... Other times mom weird was an extra doctor visit at a specialist. But I had peace of mind.
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Anonymous
by Anonymous 3 on Mar. 31, 2013 at 4:00 PM
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I think 2 is way too young to diagnose a child colorblind. I would be talking to a doctor about it before self diagnosing an issue.
norahsmommy
by Platinum Member on Mar. 31, 2013 at 4:02 PM
It's not a big deal. If you think he is, his eye doc will be able to tell you. I think he is too young for testing though.
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