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Humuhumu Gets Glasses (with bonus cat)

Telstar, stretched out on the spare room bed. Someone please explain to me how I'm supposed to get any work done with this going on in the room? I mean, could he possibly luxuriate any harder? I THINK NOT.

Humuhumu was really tired when she got home from nursery yesterday. It was her first day wearing her glasses, so we let her lie down on the sofa and watch CBeebies for a while until she felt better.

Once she felt better, she got down on the floor in the front room and started playing with her toys. It was then that we started to see the true extent of the difference the glasses were making to her perception and her physical confidence.

Here she is with a Lego Duplo car she built. She loves using the square Duplo to build tall towers, but it always took her ages to fit the pieces together. She put this together (using every one of the available square pieces) in about five minutes. It was amazing - and a little bit emotional - watching her speed up as she realised she could snap them together with precision.

Bonus square tower photo.

After dinner, she went to the conservatory to get her scooter. The handlebars were a bit wobbly, so the bloke got out the socket set to tighten them up. After being told, "No, I do it", in very firm tones, he relegated himself to the role of helper. She assembled and disassembled the wrench until she could (almost) do it on her own. Again, this is a thing she would have given up on before the glasses, probably because she couldn't see the pieces properly.

She wanted to put her glasses back on as soon as she got out of the bath in the evening, and again when she got up this morning. I don't think we're going to have any trouble getting her to keep them on. She clearly comprehends the improvement they're making, although it may be a few days before she becomes fully accustomed to the enhanced visual input!

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