I’d been thinking recently about the extra little things we keep around now that Zoe has glasses that have made our lives just a bit better.
Then GeorgeB left a comment on the Collected Wisdom page about the home repair shop that he’s set up:
“… after many a face plant, an encounter with a coffee table, couple of invincible-two-year-old-leaps-of-faith…we’re now the proud owners of several pairs (or parts) of broken or otherwise beat up glasses. (not to mention spare lens or two). My suggestion…become your own optician…at least for those minor tweaks, bends, etc.
“So far I’ve managed to salvage cable temples, nose pads, replace a lens, and even bend, unfold, or otherwise straighted folds that were not, should not, be present…
“Couple of peeks at our optometrists tools…couple of visits to ebay…presto…home-repair-shop.”
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When Zoe first got her glasses, we got 4 cases. One for each car, one for the house, and one for daycare. We don’t use any except the daycare one now, but they were nice back when the glasses came off a couple times an hour. My parents picked up a cute frog glasses holder that we keep in Zoe’s room. She know that that’s where her glasses go, so they’re easy to find after naps and in the mornings. I keep thinking I should get something like that for myself since I can never find my glasses in the mornings.
We recently bought a couple of big packs of microfiber cloths from the Target automotive department. Not only are they awesome for all sorts of cleaning around the house (I no longer hate cleaning the stove top), but I love having so many microfiber cloths around to grab whenever Zoe’s glasses need a wipe. Which is often.
So what other items have you found helpful to have around the house?