First of all, I have thank you to everyone who took the time to send us your “girls with glasses” photos. From blog comments, to the sweetest full blog posts, from Twitter responses to direct e-mails, the response was seriously overwhelming. We got hundreds and hundreds of photos capturing the bespectacled faces of girls young and old, girls who are librarians, girls who are burlesque dancers, girls with brown hair, red hair, purple hair and pink hair, girls who love cats, girls who love roller derby, girls who have always loved their glasses, girls who have grown to love their glasses and girls who wished they needed to wear glasses. A tiny few of you, we know personally, but the huge majority are perfect strangers who took a moment of your day to reach out to a little girl who wasn’t so sure about joining the “girls with glasses” club. As her mother, I have been truly touched by your kindness and caring. It’s been a wonderful experience to share it all with Pumpkin who’s still trying to wrap her 5 year old brain around why everyone would do this for her. Thank you.
So without further adieu, here is my girl with glasses (and personally, I think she totally rocks them). Thanks to all of you, she definitely knows she’s not alone.
Her frame of choice: A deep pink (bordering on red) with flowers on the side.
Thanks again for sharing your “glasses pride” with us over these last two weeks. I do believe it made all the difference. Being a girl with glasses was a little scary for Pumpkin at first, but I can already tell she’s gaining her own sense of “glasses pride” as each day passes by.