Monday, March 02, 2009

Mama Guilt Alert!

So I took the kids to the eye doctor today. Well, not only did I find out that I haven't taken them in 3 years (oops!) she also told me that Superboy should have some reading glasses. I took him numerous times, telling the eye doctor that he seemed to be having a lot of trouble focusing during his bookwork and rubbed his eyes and seemed to get headaches. He has a bit of strabismus in one eye, it wanders a bit. The doc kept giving us exercises and saying that his problem was from the strabismus. He also said that he was a bit far-sighted, but all kids are and it shouldn't be a problem.
I kept telling my hubby that I wanted to take him somewhere else and get someone to listen to me. We never did. Hence my guilt. My instincts were right and I didn't didn't listen to them. And I am sure that this has contributed greatly to our school issues with Superboy. Math and writing have been huge sore spots and after a while I just thought he was being disobedient, which was part of it. But I think that it was so hard for him to focus that it created a bad habit in him.
This optometrist said that he really seems to have trouble focusing and even though his prescription is very, very slight, it may make a difference for him in reading and close up work.
Now I am praying that the glasses will help and that we can create some new habits and a positive attitude about school.

7 comments:

  1. well if you want some company to come along on the guilt train I'm there with ya.
    I keep saying the same thing about the kid's eyes. I wonder if this could be part of Maddy's problem too?
    Must make appoints!
    Oh and miss ya!

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  2. It's awful when doctors don't listen or pay attention to our concerns. It's hard to find time to make appointments with new specialists when the first is a pain. I'm glad you've found out, though. Hopefully it will help with the school work.
    I love the new header! Wish I could be so creative...

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  3. Oh, I love your new look, first off! : )

    And as far as Superboy goes, just go forward from here, that's all you can do. You are are a good Mommy!

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  4. The site is gorgeous! And the guilt, well, man, I know that well, too.

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  5. And welcome back. We have missed you

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  6. well, hopefully the glasses will help a ton!

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  7. I know how you feel- trying to get someone to listen to your Momma Instinct. Glad you found a good Doctor

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