shining, shimmering, splendid! Tell me princess, now why did you only just put me on your face? I can open your eyes. Take you wonder by wonder. Over sideways and under on a magic carpet ride!" This is the song I sang to L. the whole way home from LensCrafters after she got her first pair of glasses. The song was supposed to be the glasses singing to her. I changed a few lyrics. Sure, some of the syllables have to be rushed through, but whatever. It makes total sense.
Anyway, she was thrilled. Putting them on, off, on, off: "I can read the sign. I can't read the sign. I can see the clock. I can't see the clock." There was a lot of that happening. She no longer has to sit with her nose glued to the television screen to watch a show. She can see all the various lumps and bumps in her yogurt (a new discovery that doesn't have me particularly thrilled. She is a food-investigator.). She'll read the blackboard without scooting her chair close. She can see the outlining of leaves on the trees and each one of Gracie's single hairs. It's a whole new world! And that is why I sang the song.