*bing* You've got Mail!
Wifes Email: Guess who needs glasses? Ping. Still in the eye doctors office*.
Immediately the internal dialog starts in my head once I ready the title of the email.
Oh great! Ping needs glasses. Thats just one more thing where she can be targeted at school.
She is short for her age.
She has a huge head.
She is the only Chinese person in the school.
She still struggles with some English phraseology.
She has to tilt her huge head backwards to keep her balance when running... oh wait till the kids on the play ground figure that one out.
She has spina bifida.
And now... glasses!
This poor girl will NEVER fit in!
... oh wait... there is an attachment...
Oh my GOSH! Shes ADORABLE! You know what... maybe she's gonna be okay with the glasses after all. There's no way you can make fun of someone THAT cute!
When I got home, she came running to the door to tell me about her glasses...
Ping: DADDY DADDY! Guess WHAT?! I GET GLASSES!
Me: Thats right baby, just like Daddy!
Ping: I luv you Daddy!
Me: And I love you.
On a side note... what I loved about that quick little exchange at the door is just how effortlessly it came out that she was getting glasses just like her Daddy. There was no language of adoption there, just daughter like Daddy... it was all just the language of family. :-)
* = Yes, she uses Mommy terms when talking to me (eye doctor VS optometrist**). Actually, she's used Mommy terms quite a bit with me lately. I've gotten the "How was school today" after getting back from work recently. Followed up with the obligatorily "G'nite, sleep tight, don't forget to brush your teeth before bed." Or the "Oooh, that's nice" like only a tired un-interested Mother can do when I'm trying to explain that I finally fixed the computer after it being broken for about 3 weeks - as if I had just discovered that I had SuperMan on my underpants***.
** = Yes, I totally had to look up how to spell that, maybe there is a reason she uses Mommy Terms with me.
*** = I don't. Wait, hold on... oh look at that!