Last weekend my three-year-old got glasses as part of his ongoing treatment related to his cataract. I didn’t think it was possible for him to look cuter, but I have to say these glasses are really the icing on the cake. Totally extra-adorable, in my un-biased opinion.
After 24 hours he adjusted to them perfectly and we don’t have problems (knock wood) with him taking them off all the time. I guess he realizes that it is pretty sweet to be able to, you know, see out of his eyeballs.
However, the other new development in this story is that he also has to wear an eye patch for 2 hours a day — and that time will increase in the near future. So. I broke down and let him play Sonic on a Nintendo DS every morning. It is the perfect game because you don’t “die” and he can just keep going and going without the game stopping and requiring help from me.
It is also really great for getting his eye to work hard, and that is ultimately going to make his vision stronger. Before we tried this, the longest he wore his patch was 2.5 MINUTES and that was with me constantly moving his hands away from the patch and feeding him Skittles every 30 seconds!
But I know that soon enough he’s going to tire of this one game, and this is where I need your help.
Are there other games out there which are suitable for a 3 year old and which he could keep it going by himself — and the character doesn’t die? I want him to be able to entertain himself in the morning and be distracted enough to keep the patch on.
Help a sister out!