A Face More Than A Mother Could Love


My 12-year-old won’t wear his glasses anymore. The first clue was when the school nurse called to ask me if I knew my son needed glasses. I said, yes, I did. Well, then, she wanted to know, why didn’t he have any? Hmmm. I had just bought him brand new glasses at the end of the summer to get ready for school to start. He can’t even see the board without his glasses. Turns out, he told his teacher, and the school nurse, that he had no glasses. And now, the same boy who was so impatient at the eye doctor’s office a few months ago that he tried to walk out when the doctor took too long to get to him wants to GO BACK. He wants contact lenses. He can’t wear his glasses anymore. NOT IN FRONT OF GIRLS. :thunk:


  1. Teresa says:

    Poor Suzanne! I have a feeling that’s not going to go away.:wink:

  2. Katie says:

    Being a mommy of teenagers is SO FUN!! And you get to do it for Years and Years and Years Yet!! 😈

  3. MartyK says:

    Bright side? He could be into boys, lol!

  4. kacey says:

    hm, well…it only gets worse…does that cheer you up any??? :mrgreen:

  5. Sandy J says:

    My third son did the same thing. And wouldn’t even consider wearing contacts either. Until he went to get his driver’s license and didn’t pass the eye test. ‘Can’t see, can’t drive’ is what they told him. Sort of changed his outlook! :fryingpan:

  6. Eve says:

    It won’t stop – ever.

  7. Angie says:

    Suzanne, I am having the same problem with my 13 year old son. Except he has contacts and won’t wear ’em! :hissyfit:

    On the other hand, I can’t get my 17 yr old son to ever take his out…. :rolleyes:

    Tell me again why I wanted children…I keep forgetting. :rotfl:

  8. Cynthia says:

    I got THIRD SIGHT!!! I spotted it at Wal-Mart last night and I just had to grab it. :thumbsup:

    I don’t even want to start thinking of the time my boys will be obsessed with girls. Or become teenagers for that matter.

  9. Amy K. says:

    Ack, I’m afraid I’ve glimpsed my future. Thanks for that!

  10. Mary says:

    I’m glad I had a girl. However as teens I think girls are worse.

  11. Rene says:

    Yikes!! I am not looking forward to puberty. My 9 year old son is blind as a bat without his glasses but he has started asking about contacts already.

  12. Toni Anderson says:

    I never had glasses till I was learning to drive (18) and never saw a blackboard clearly the whole time I was in school. Not only would I have had to wear glasses, but National Health glasses, marking me as ugly and poor :thumbsdown: :thumbsdown:

    I relate to your 12 year old!! Yay!! But cool glasses are OK–or maybe that’s just for girls πŸ˜•

  13. Carol says:


    So sorry, Suzanne! That isn’t going to happen! :no:

  14. Mik says:

    Is this what I have to look forward to when my darling turns 12? Lovely… :fryingpan:

  15. Melissa says:

    I need new glasses and contacts too! :rotfl:

    I just don’t understand the serious homophobia in this blog. So what if he liked boys?

  16. Caro says:

    Heh. You have my sympathy. We don’t have children, but there was a time when my husband and I acted in loco parentis to about 10-15 teenagers for eight weekends every spring. These were kids who played our servants out at the local RenFair.

    Think about this. Spring. RenFair. Teenagers. Hormones. :wall:

    Oh, you better believe you have my sympathy.

  17. Jordan says:

    I’m afraid it’s only beginning. πŸ˜† I laugh because that’s all I can do now that I’ve seen a photo of my fifteen year old niece at her first ‘Homecoming’ dance. 😯

  18. Toni Lea Andrews says:

    You can’t stop it. So, use it for profit. Make him a ROMANCE COVER MODEL. :wigglebrow:


  19. Estella says:

    Never stops:yes:

  20. Michelle says:

    Hahahahaha….oops, sorry. I should do that.

    I can’t tell you how many of my sixth graders do that. When parents ask about glasses, it’s news to us!

  21. armywifetoddlermom says:

    vanity, and I tought it was only my problem

  22. mary beth says:

    LOL Suzanne. Wait until the GIRLS start calling him. πŸ™‚

  23. Robyn says:

    My oh my Suzanne, are you having fun yet?
    I do feel for you though. Honest.

  24. Steph T. says:

    *waves from the glasses crowd* I totally get it – around 12 is when I ditched mine too. And I haven’t really worn them much since, except for driving, because I really, really need to be able to see farther ahead of me than seven feet or so without bluriness.

  25. TeresaH says:

    The joys of being a mother…

  26. Peggy says:

    My little guy is only two and prefers hitting the little girls!

  27. Jill says:

    It only gets worse …

  28. raine says:

    Everyone’s right. It’s just beginning, I’m afraid.

    Be afraid. Be very afraid. 😯

  29. Kelly says:

    My son in first grade won’t even say bye to me when I take him to class each morning. Now I have this to look forward too.:???: Ugh!

  30. Danica says:

    Two words: Boarding school πŸ™‚

  31. Cece says:

    Bless my child (just 12) he doesn’t need glasses and he’s not interested in girls (yet). Should I encourage him? Nahhhhhhhh

  32. Mechele Armstrong says:

    Sorry Suzanne. I’ll be there sooner than I want to think about with two girls :hissyfit: