Why did I book my son in for an eye test on the sunniest day of the year so far? I’m at work at the moment and I have to leave early (which is a good thing) to take my son to the optometrist for an eye test (which is a bad thing). Now, don’t get me wrong, it’s very important that he gets an eye test and has the opportunity to visit the paediatric optometrist in the Bayside City Council every year. The bad thing is that it’s just such a good day outside and instead of knocking off early to go to the beach for a couple of hours before my son finishes after-school care, I have to take him to the optometrist!

To anyone considering becoming a parent or a father, take my advice and don’t. Yeah, it’s great having a little mini-me running around and someone to kick the footy with when I get bored, but the responsibility is just too great. Like the last thing I want to do on this sunny day, after being stuck inside for most of it, is go back inside and to a boring optometry appointment! But I decided to have a kid and this is my life now.

At least I’m adhering to my responsibilities. A lot of other parents never give their kids what they deserve. As soon as I found out that I was going to become a dad, I vowed that I wouldn’t do that. And that’s why I have to leave work early to go to the Bayside eye doctor and not to the beach. It is what it is, I suppose. 

The last time I took my son to the optometrist everything was all good with his eyesight. I haven’t noticed anything particularly wrong with his eyesight since then, so this appointment with the eye doctor is simply a checkup to do my due diligence.