March 29, 2005

Gratuitous Domestic Posting (TM)

A week or two ago, I was fretting because the five year old had failed her school eye exam and had to go off to the opthomologist for further tests. (I fretted because I am blind as a bat and was worried that the gel had inhereted my rotten eyesight.)

Well, the good news is that there is really nothing wrong with her eyes. Her vision itself is just fine. Apparently, she has a very slight case of intermittent strabismus in one eye. This is a condition that causes the eye to wander a bit, thereby generating occasional double vision - which apparently is what raised the red flag at the school eye exam. The doctor said that at this point it is so slight that he does not believe we need to do anything about it - no patches or special glasses, for example. He'll have a look at her again in six months or so and reevaluate her then.

While the Missus and the gels were at the opthamologist, she asked him about the three year old's habit of crossing her eyes and whether this was anything to worry about medically. "No," replied the doc, "she's just doing that to be annoying."

NOISY TOY WAR UPDATE: I have to confess that when I got home yesterday, I borrowed the seven year old's new toy and spent some time roaming the house saying, "By your command" and "Intruder alert! Intruder alert! The human must be destroyed......" The question is - if I enjoy playing with the thing myself, does this undercut my causa belli against my sister for introducing it into my house?

Posted by Robert at March 29, 2005 08:57 AM

As to the last couple of lines: Nah...just shows how susceptible you are to brainwashing...

; )

Posted by: Christina at March 29, 2005 09:19 AM
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