At a party a few days ago, I had my trusty bedazzled reading glasses perched on my head so that I could easily slide them down onto my nose and read small print – actually, it’s all small print these days. Throughout the evening I spoke with many folks who were also finding it necessary to resort to reading glasses. It was a fun, age-deprecating topic that many of us understood. In fact, when I first went looking for this particular pair of reading glasses in the bowl where I keep my glasses, a guest chimed up, “Oh, sorry, I have a pair of your glasses right here. I needed to borrow them to read the quiz.” No worries – I have lots of reading glasses.
While many of the adults among us commented on and laughed about my bedazzled reading glasses, my youngest kids seemed embarrassed that I so blatantly flaunted my visual infirmities. Not only was I wearing a pair of reading glasses atop my head, but they were bedazzled. They stood out. I was trying to joke with the teens about my “sexy” glasses, but all I was getting were eye rolls – that is until one young lady, a friend of my son, gave my glasses a good look, smiled at me and said, “Oh, yeah, Debbie – you’re rockin’ the sexy look.” Now, some of you might think she was being sarcastic or perhaps even sucking up to her friend’s mom, but I decided to believe she was being sincere and revel in my sexy look. After all, it didn’t hurt anything to believe her and several of my friends and I felt a moment of joy at the thought that our need for reading glasses could actually be interpreted as sexy. Several years ago I wrote about men wearing reading glasses and looking sexy, now, I’m happily rockin’ my own sexy look.