Observant

I told you all about my glasses decision Monday. It’s always a big one. They sit on my face and tend to be noticeable. But my husband was wonderful and helped me decide, and yesterday, I picked up the new pair at lunch.

I didn’t give my students a heads up. I just picked the kiddos up from lunch and took them to recess wearing the new pair. A couple of students noticed and were complimentary. It was sweet.

But the strangest thing is that the majority of students have said, “You got glasses.” To which I respond, “I’ve always had glasses.” At that point they look at me like I’m lying to them.

I don’t get it. They’ve seen me in glasses every day since the beginning of the school year. Why do they think I’ve just started wearing them?

I think we just get used to things, routines, and people. It didn’t necessarily register that Mrs. Lundin wears glasses every day but something did register when a change occurred. It makes me wonder– what things in our marriage have I gotten so used to that details aren’t registering?

I want to be observant. I want to fight for my marriage. I want Brian to know that I pay attention to him and his stories. I want to be engaged. It’s a good check for me. I don’t want him to have to show up with a nose piercing in order for me to notice that he used to have an unpierced nose– you know?