Trailer Park Unschoolers

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Look Who Got New Glasses 


It’s been a while since I updated. I would like to say we’ve been busy, but we had a week off and that makes everyone lazy. The kids are all kind of burnt out on school, which makes it harder, but that’s all off track from what I wanted to write about.

A couple weeks ago I took Corde to the eye doctor. She was complaining about headaches at school, though I suspected fluorescent lights were more the problem. They give me headaches too. As it turns out, she barely needs glasses, only for driving, video games, and to see the board in school, much like I do. We picked out some glasses, and waited for them to come in.

I really like the glasses she picked out. There weren’t a lot of options that fit her there, but we found a couple she liked and these ones won out. She was told not to wear them all the time, but peer pressure from her friends means she does. They all say she needs glasses so she can look smart. I suppose there are worse things she could be getting peer pressure on, but I wish she didn’t feel she needed glasses to be smart. Glasses don’t change a person’s intelligence.

Still, the glasses look good and they suit her. She’s picked ones with personality. These have cute flowers on the side, so they aren’t plain. They’re cute on her.

The only down side is next year Corde wants to try passing for a boy in school, and that’s not going to happen with flowers on her glasses. I’m hoping this is just a phase brought on by more peer pressure because her friends think she can pass as a boy. We will see.


Author: Fox

With four kids, who has time for much? We spend a lot of time together, which translates to a lot of knitting time for me when we hang out. We've been trying to get back to our unschooling roots. We watch a lot of videos, play a lot of games, and pay attention to the things we notice in our everyday life. It's been quite the big adventure!

4 thoughts on “Look Who Got New Glasses 

  1. Love the glasses! No, glasses do not make you smart. I have had them since 4th grade. As for passing as a boy…yep, went through that phase as a young kid too. It goes away. I cannot blame my phase on peer pressure though. I was just uncomfortable in my body at the time.

    • I know glasses don’t make you smart. I just wish she knew that. And the boy phase, I get that, but I don’t want to go through all the work getting her name changed with school and buying her all new clothes and glasses for something that may be a short phase. It’s a huge investment of time and money and we just got her new glasses and clothes. It’s just so out of the blue and her big reason for wanting to is her friends say she could pass as a boy, so now she wants to see if she really can. I’m not sure what we’re going to do with this, but we’ll see if this phase lasts the summer.

      • Have you ever seen the movie “Boys don’t cry”? Hillary Swank stars in it. She lived her life as a boy for a few months before making the movie. Perhaps reading about the back story of how hard it was for her? Just a thought, no idea if it will actually help.

      • I’ll have to look into it. Thanks!

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