Okay, this morning started off with Paul finally convincing me to just call the eye doctor so get my eyes checked. He's been after me for a while but I didn't want to spend the money but my headaches were getting worse. If you don't know, the kids lost one of my lenses and Paul and I haven't been able to find it anywhere. It's been about 6 mos since I've had functional glasses. Well, I went to the eye doctor and I can now SEE!!! YAY!! I found out that I am 20/40 in my right eye and 20/50 in my left eye. Apparently, it's an easy fix. I have no astigmatism or anything... just near-sighted so they had my glasses ready before I came out from having the inside of my eyes checked after the pupils were dilated. Here's a pic of me in my NEW glasses. :)
I don't know if you remember or not but we had started a new rewards system where the kids earn fake money for good behavior and chores. Then they get to spend it at the "Mommy-Mart" which consists of little treats, family walks, going to the park or out for ice cream...etc. You get the idea. Collin has been wanting a train set for a while so we told him that if he saved up $40 fake dollars then we would get him a train set. So... for a month he's been saving and only getting the cheap little $3 treats once in a while. He'd sit there and watch as Ronni ate her $5 candy and sometimes he'd have nothing. He just said that he wanted the train instead. Well, today he got it!! :) He saved up $43!!! hehe!
Collin helped Paul complete some chores today and Paul knew Collin had enough money so together they sat down at the table and counted the money. Paul made a big deal out of counting the money and we could see the excitement building on Collin's face as we got closer and closer to 40. Here was his reaction: