We just found out last Thursday that our Avery, a.k.a. Lil' A has to have glasses. I was really surprised at the emotion that over came me when I got the news. I was just so upset. I cried all the way home. I guess I should start at the beginning...Avery was diagnosed with superior oblique palsy shortly after turning 7 months old & had his first surgery on his eyes May 25th of last year, the day before he turned 8 months old & the day before I turned 27. His 2nd surgery on his eyes was May 16th of this year. He's our baby. We only have two boys & don't plan on anymore children, pregnancy was hard on me both times. Our oldest boy will be 5 in November & Lil' A will be 2 in September. I think that in my mind the surgery was going to fix everything & he'd never have to deal with the 'burden" of glasses. I understand that he needs the glasses but I can't help but tear up every time think of it. I know that probably seems so silly but I'm also sure that as parents you understand that you only want the very best for you children. I started wearing glasses when I was 19 & I know there are days that I just hate to have them hanging on my face... granted I can't see a thing w/o them there are still those day. On that note I hope that he see's things so much more clearly that he enjoys wearing them (they aren't ready, so we don't have them yet). It was also very up lifting to see the pictures that some of you posted of your children in their glasses. They are all SO adorable!!! Well, thanks for reading my post. It was nice to be able to get it out where someone might understand all my crazy mixed emotions. When we get Avery's glasses back I'll be sure to post his picture too. Maybe he'll be an inspiration to a scared & emotional mommy as your children have been to me.