Yesterday Annika and I went to the eye doctor. This wasn't Annika's first visit - in fact, I think this was her third time. There's nothing wrong with her eyes, but I just like to make sure everything's okay, and I think that getting kids used to going to places like the doctor, the dentist, etc at a young age is a good thing.
Like I said, her eyes were perfect (that's gotta be from Carey, because I have terrible vision), but what made me the most happy was the way she listened to and interacted with the eye doctor. Our normal doctor was on maternity leave, so we saw a new doctor. She was very friendly and Annika answered all her questions (only one or two with a little prompting from me) and sat still the best she could (which isn't easy when they're blinding you with that bright light). For those of you who know Annika, you know that she takes a while to "warm up" to new people and places (I hate saying she's shy, but I guess you could call it that), so the fact that she interacted so well with this new person made me really proud of her.
Afterwards, when we were in the glasses store getting some new contacts for me, Annika tried on all the kid glasses and decided that even though she didn't NEED glasses, she wanted some anyways. :P So I told her she was crazy (I started wearing glasses in grade 5 and hated them), but if she really wanted some, we could look for some fake glasses another day. So now I need to take her shopping for "glasses"!