Beautiful Life

Hey child up and go; A big world is out there waiting for us to live in every day. Outside you will find, there is love all around you; Takes you, makes you wanna' say; That it's a beautiful life and it's a beautiful world and it's a beautiful time to be here, to be here, to be here. -Fisher

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

The Li'l Emperor

It's been a little over nine months since Paul and I met The Li'l Emperor in China.  If you read here regularly, then you know how that went down.  It took all of 24 hours for him to live up to the nick name we'd tagged him with.  And less for him to be christened with a new one.  Crasher!

Almost from the beginning it seems he has been destined for the ER.  If there is something to trip over, knock over, run into or fall from, he will find it!  And more often than not, it's his head that finds something, on his way down.  I think that child has permanent lumps on his cute noggin!

All along we have just chalked it up to the fact that he is in constant motion..........and maybe it's possible his head is a tad big.  I mean, have you seen that melon?

But then several of my kids (Parker) have had super-sized craniums and this wasn't a problem.  So, the logical thing that came to my mind was that maybe, just maybe, he isn't seeing everything before he runs into it.  I mean, when you stand there and watch your son walk into something straight ahead of him, you have to think there's got to be a reason!

I made an appointment.

And it's a good thing.  Our family eye doctor examined our newest member.  Then he looked at me and asked, "Does he run into things a lot?"  Oh, you have no idea, doc.  No idea!

Turns out, Crasher has a a major astigmatism and quite frankly (as the doctor put it) can't see straight.

Well, that explains a lot!

I guess we all know what Asher is getting for Christmas.....besides bubble wrap, a helmet and football pads.

I can't wait to see our cutie sporting his new glasses in a few weeks!


The Rylands Family said...

Love it. Glad you finally got that mystery solved! LOL Have a very Merry Christmas Chelsea! Thank you again for giving us the gift of technology while in China. We have been skyping and it has been a lifesaver to be able to stay in touch this way with Tom and Tommy.

kimjax said...

Hope to see you today, Chelsea! He's too cute!