I nominally took the day off from work today, to take Junie to the optmetrist! (Lexington Eye Associates, on the recommendation of one of Junie's best friends, who's had glasses for a few years now.) First, though, since I wasn't going to the office, I did the kids' dropoff, which I hadn't done yet this year, since I've been in a hurry to get in, and it involves hanging around with Q until the bell rings and the kindergartners go in (as opposed to e.g. last year doing Junie's dropoff, when I'd let her out of the car a block away and make an easy turn onto Lake in the direction away from Traffic, and drive straight to work). Did a bit of work from home afer that, and headed back to Hardy to pick Junie up after our daily standup meeting. We then headed to the optometrist's, which she was a little nervous about, because instead of the "which is clearer, 1 or 2" thing that they do with adults, with kids these days they dilate their pupils and numb ("relax" was the term they used) the lens focusing muscle, and use an instrument to measure the precise prescription required. (It's the same instrument they use with adults (or, at least, with me), but they then tune the resuts with the 1-or-2 business.) So she was a little nervous about that, but it went fine, and she seemed more entertained than freaked out by the whole thing. The main bad thing was that although we got there fifteen minutes early for the appointment, and were done with paperwork five or ten minutes early, we then sat around the waiting room until 45 minutes after our original appointment time. :^( This was particularly bad since I hadn't brought a snack, figuring that we'd be out of there by 11:45, and home in time for lunch, but when we didn't even see anyone until 11:30, that wasn't looking like such a good plan. Fortunately, we had 20 minutes to kill while the drops took effect, and the building had a cafeteria. Unfortunately, the cafeteria was closed for construction. Fortunately, the building had some vending machines! Unfortunately, the vending machines took only small bills, and I had none. Fortunately, I had some quarters in my car! Unfortunately, by the time we schlepped all over the place doing that, and Junie actually ate her bag of smartfood, we were five or ten minutes late getting back to the continuation of the appointment. But fortunately, they weren't cross, and everything went smoothly from there.
We headed home after that, had lunch, and scooped up Amy, and the three of us then headed over to Medford Optical (recommended by the same friend, as having a good selection of kids' frames) to pick out frames and order glasses. Junie found around a dozen that she liked, which the optician then helped us whittle down to three, and Junie then picked one of those, which was a bit more gaudy than my personal taste (I liked the more plain purple ones best), but is pretty cute on her, so. :^) Home from there, dropping Amy off to pick up Quentin as it was about that time, and we hung out until they got back. Watched Korra 2:4, I got a little more work done, made mac & cheese for dinner while Amy to Q to shotokan, had a somewhat grouchy evening in which the kids were on track to get ready for bed and read Hat Full Of Sky but totally failed to stop screwing around and do it, but had a good conversation with Q and ended on a happy note after all. Then a quick TJ's run, because I'd forgotten earlier that we were out of milk; yet another bit more work, and now it's (past) time for bed for me.