By the later afternoon, little T.Puzzle understood the necessity of keeping his eye shield in place. He also realized that he could make his way in the world without his glasses. It wasn’t ideal, but he could manage.
However, as bedtime approached he was adamant that he didn’t want to wear the shield to bed. Well, too bad because it’s doctor’s orders.
I turned to my greatest ally.
“Full Speed, make sure little T.Puzzle keeps his shield on at bedtime and through the night. You let Mom and Dad know if he tries to take it off.”
In this instance, it helps tremendously to have a big brother willing to rat his little brother out over the slightest infraction.
“Yes, ma’am!” Full Speed replied.
Full Speed was as good as his word and little T.Puzzle kept that shield in place all night.
One night down, several more to go.
With Full Speed on my side, I know we can do it!