Sunday, September 06, 2009

At the Grocery Store

We left for vacation in such a hurry that I forgot to pack all of the pieces for Chloe's vision therapy, which we do every day. We are training her eyes to work together and improving her tracking and focusing abilities. Hopefully, all this work will correct her lazy eye (intermittent exotropia) over the next 9 months.

Not wanting Chloe to be penalized for not doing her homework, we decided we could make temporary vision tools for therapy. One segment of this training uses popsicle sticks with stickers on the end that we pop up quickly in front of her eyes. She has to focus rapidly on the picture at the tip while it is less than 2" from her face.

While in the aisle at the grocery store, I asked Chloe if she saw any popsicle sticks, to which she replied, "What? Mom, do you mean tongue depressors?" Oh yeah.....well, excuse me. I thought that was quite a mouthful from a five year old, especially one who still mixes up "Y"s and "V"s. She always keeps me laughing.

After a trip to both the supermarket and a drug store we were able to collect all the supplies needed to re-create our homework (except for the 3D part).
Chloe at the Shore


Marla said...

LOL, that's cute! Glad you were able to find what you needed!

Leah and Maya said...

That is a really cute picture!
Look like you guys had a really nice trip. My daughter had viral bronchitis too, or thats what I"m guessign since like you daid the cough lasted forever!

Shay Ankerich said...

What a cute pic and the comment about the tongue depressors was adorable! EK amazes me like that all the time too!!!

Hannah said...

You have such a beautiful family and I love your blog! Your photography style is just amazing. I love it and will continue to follow!

God Bless.

Anonymous said...

Hi! Found your blog from another blog. My daughter's left eye is weaker than her right eye so the doctor put her on patch therapy and glasses but will not give us any other exercises even though we are really interested in them. Can you share more info regarding the exercises, especially the 3D ones? Thank you!