Reflection Paper

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Jessica Medeiros
Professor Margolis
Due: 10/11/12

What is better than being ten years old and being in the 5th grade? You’re the oldest in your school, all of the younger kids look up to you as a role model and you just feel like you’re on the top of the world. Well that’s how I felt when I was in the 5th grade. Almost being in junior high I thought I knew everything and no one could stop me. Until of course something got sent in the mail to my parents. That something was a letter stating that I failed my vision testing and I needed to go see an eye doctor as soon as possible. For a 5th grader having to wear glasses isn’t the ideal thing to wear. I remember just like it was yesterday that all I could think of is being called four eyes, geek, and loser. The three words that no one wants to hear and of course I would have to hear them if I had to wear glasses. My mother being a “good parent” made an appointment and we were off to the eye doctors within a week. As a child I had some temper tantrums and one of those tantrums happened the day of my doctors appointment. I did not want to face my fear of getting glasses. Just like any other mother would say, “honey a lot of people wear glasses, you will look adorable.” That’s not what was going through my mind at all. All I could think of is what my classmates would think of me when I had to wear them at school. After throwing a fit my mother finally got me to go to the appointment and of course the nurse at school was right I needed glasses and I needed to wear them all the time! Those words were like nails on a chalkboard. After hearing those words all I could think about was what everyone would think about me. I cried after my appointment for a long time. My mother kept telling me that I was going to be okay but that didn’t mean anything to me, I thought it was the end of the world. My mother emailed my teacher to let her know that I needed to wear them at all times so there was no way in getting away with not wearing them at school. I remember the first time that I had to wear them at school I was so scared to hear what my friends would say about it. After wearing them for a couple of days most of my friends were really supportive and it wasn’t what I expected at all. I always had that feeling that people wear saying things behind my back and that affected me. My mother would always tell me to not worry about what the other children would think of me because it didn’t matter. I didn’t believe her but I went on with wearing my glasses and not having anyone bully me about them so that made it much easier for me to wear them throughout