Peanut versus widgy

On the seventeenth day of advent, my kiddiewinks brought to me

17 minutes of sex ed

16 tiny paws

15 pounds spend on ratties……

…..And a tantrum about the Christmas tree.

Well, had a car journey with the kiddiewinks I never expected. My eldest started jovially calling her brother a peanut head. I made the mistake of asking what she meant and she said, “proper name for widgy mummy” as if I was stupid! I explained it was a penis, to which she started calling him ‘penis head’. Little man, never to be left out, then asked “what are woman’s bits were called properly then”, as soon as he told him vagina, he paused for a minute, repeated it under is breath and then retrogressive “haha Well you are just a big vagina”. We had a giggle, and then I reminded him he was not to use these words like that, particularly at school. Again he paused, before stating “but I must be able to tell my friends what it means they need to know the proper words too”. Hmmmm, a very amusing car journey and certainly passed the time to the supermarket.

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Utterly amazed

Kiddiewink 3 has taken to her glasses like a duck to water. Since the moment she put them on she has barely pulled them down. The times she has, it has been when sat in the car, or rubbing her eyes. Absolutely speechless…we were honestly expecting to be met with a minibattle, or at least a little resistance, but no, she simply wears them… Admittedly that may not always be the case, but for now she is happy. Relieved is an understatement.

So proud of my littlest Kiddiewink!

The opticians had a space a week earlier than planned, so we headed there after a settling in session with the childminder and adventure babies! She was an absolute superstar from start to finish! Not a tear or moan when the drops were put in, I then put her in my trusty mei tei and we headed to get her some lunch to pass the time. She sang away and then wolfed her lunch down in the waiting room. She didn’t moan once during the test and was fascinated by the different lenses and instruments used. The only slight difficulty was towards the end, when she just wanted to grab the torch so got a bit wriggly. Her prescription is as originally suspected +11 in both eyes, bless her little cotton socks, although her glasses will be +7, to take into account that babies are not usually prescribed unless they need a stronger prescription than +4.

She happily let Wendy and Sharon try pairs on her for size, and even smiled, it sounds daft but I am convinced she knows what a bit about what’s going on. She sees her brother wearing them and is fascinated by them, so fingers crossed she’ll take to them like a duck to water. We were advised to choose the ‘baby’ tomato Glasses first as they are super soft and flexible, not as much choice with only three colours but I trust Wendy’s judgement completely and we have plenty of time to choose from the wider range. We opted for the pink as my eldest saw her in the White when we took photos for my book and she didn’t like them. Now it is just a waiting game until they arrive…

On another note, we are getting the professional photos done next week for my book, which is very exciting indeed. Hopefully by Christmas I can have it on Amazon, if I decide I want to try the self publishing route, although the cardboard glasses to decorate and mirror I was hoping to include will be too difficult to organise this way, so they will have to feature for close family and friends, or people ordering direct from me!

Exciting times ahead, just a shame things will happen super slowly with me returning to work next week, I won’t have as much time to spend developing books and resources! Come on that lottery win….

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If you like tomato glasses but your local optician doesn’t stock them you could ask them to order them from
http://www.totsspecs.co.uk

Kiddiewink 3 after the drops, waiting for her eye test.

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I need ‘windowscreen wipers’

Kiddiewink 2 has decided today he needs windscreen wipers on his glasses. He hates his glasses getting wet in the rain, it’s one thing about glasses which really infuriates him. Clearly window screen wipers will solve it.

Dragons den here he comes…

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=67NGndhMC-Q

Little does he know, his idea is a tad flawed, I have found some haha, although granted not quite what he had in mind. Oh to be early four again…

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Prescription Swimming Goggles

After lots of umming and ahhing, we have decided to take the plunge and order kiddiewink 2 some prescription swimming goggles. He loves swimming, particularly swimming under the water, he sees himself as a deep sea diver in training…

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He can swim without armbands, not amazingly well, but he is getting better all the time, and he is desperate to get the stick from the bottom of the pool. He can do it with help but is not quite there. I have been watching him in his swimming lessons for awhile and occasionlly he seems to set off doing the wrong stroke and it has got me wondering if his ears aren’t enough to listen properly in the loud swimming pool enviroment. It could also be simply that he is a three year old not listening of course, but I am sure if he could see, focusing on the task in hand may be somewhat easier.

I asked him the other week if he could see what the instructors were doing, he looked at me like I was a complete muppet. “Nope because I haven’t got my glasses on have I”

I had seen people buying them online for a bargain price of £30, but these would only match the +7, +8 not the astigmatism. The optometrist explained that laws had changed and it shouldnt be possible to buy prescription eye products online for children, so I have decided to spend considerably more to get a pair properly fitted and to his exact prescription. It will cost around £100!(I could have a spa day and night in a hotel for the price of a pair of goggles-bonkers). But hopefully it will be worth it, hoping to bring his prescription check forward to ensure they are made with the most up to date prescription. It would be just our luck, that we’d order him some now, and then his prescription would change in February.

On another note, both children behaved quite embarrassingly at our last visit to the opticians. We had gone to try on goggles for KW2, so I suspect KW1 was bitter about that. But both of them were just a bit bratty really, although I think it was amplified because daddy was there. KW2 was stuffing his pockets with sweets and then arguing with his daddy about it, KW1 was trying on every pair of glasses she could but wanting us to admire each one. They weren’t particularly bad… No tantrums, (well not quite). The person we saw was different to the usual so KW1 was gutted as she had wanted to show her what the tooth fairy at brought her (don’t ask, that’s another story). KW2 was just complete blasé about the whole experience and a lot less chatty than usual, but again the staff member was quieter. I am hoping our next trip is better, although taking all three of them for KW3’s eye test tomorrow may be a challenge…

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