I have the parental advantage of being good friends with Lexi's teacher. I babysit her daughter, so she's at my house twice a day, 3 days a week. Yesterday morning, while the girls were brushing their teeth (they ride to school with her), she asked me, through her laughter, if Lexi had her glasses today. My response, of course, was, "Huh?" Now, Lexi has claimed for months that her eyes "go all blurry" on her at random times, usually when I'm trying to get her to do her homework, but,conveniently, never when she's watching TV. I think she wants glasses. But we've never actually taken her to the eye doctor, and she certainly doesn't have glasses. Her teacher explained that Lexi's friend Emily recently got glasses, and then on Friday her friend Kinsey showed up with these pale pink lenses, and on Monday Lexi came to school wearing a pair of gold granny-style frames that we keep with the dress-ups. I bought them to wear when I played the part of the Italian grandmother at a Murder Mystery Party. Her teacher recognized them because she was at the party, so she knew they weren't real. That, and the fact that they're HUGE on Lexi, slightly bent, and, best of all, they have no lenses. She said Lexi wore them all day long, although she took them off at recess ("so they won't break.") She wore them while doing her show-and-tell and snootily ignored the boy who asked what she had on her face. And since they weren't causing any problems, her teacher just let her keep wearing them, without comment. I commend her for not laughing in Lexi's face. If I ever see the glasses again - I suspect that they're hidden in her backpack somewhere - I'll have to take a picture. It's priceless. She cracks us up.