“What did you say, Doctor?
“My son needs glasses?”
“Yes, he does.
Masahiko-kun, start using them at school, OK?
“Thank you, Doctor.”
“Masahiko, I think you spent too much time playing video games and reading comic books.
I always tell you not to read in the dark but you never listen.”
“I know, I know.”
“No, you don’t.
That’s why you need glasses now.
Ha, come on.
“Go where, Mom?”
I want to go home.”
“We are going to buy glasses, of course.”
“Hello, how can we help you today?”
“My son needs glasses.”
We have a variety of children’s glasses.
Please follow me.”
Wow, there are a lot of designs for children.”
“Please try on any of these you like.
Let me know if you have any questions.”
Which ones do you like, Masahiko?”
“I don’t know.”
“Just try a few of them on.”
“I’m sad that you have to wear glasses.
I thought you would grow up to be like just your father.
He’s so handsome with no glasses.”
“Dad isn’t handsome.”
“Yes, he is.
He looks just like Cristiano Ronaldo, my favorite soccer player.”
“Mom, I think you need glasses.”
“What do you mean?
I can see very well.
Oh, I had a plan for you.
In Junior high school, you
are were going to be the starplayer in the city’s soccer tournament.
Then in high school, you
are were going to be a member of Japan’s national team and then play in Spain and become an international league famous.”
“And you think I can’t do that if I wear glasses?”
“Of course not.
Have you seen any good players with glasses?”
“Mom, some of them may wear contact lenses.”
“Oh, good point!”
“How about these ones?”
“I think I like them.”
“Wow, you look good!”
“You look more handsome than your father or even Cristiano Ronaldo.”
“Try these. Or how about those blue ones?”
“They are nice, too.”
“I know my new plan.
You are going to become a doctor.
I can see it already.
You are going to be in magazines as the most handsome doctor with glasses.”
“Mom, I’m getting hungry.”
“We can eat later.
Oh, with those blown glasses you look like a young software company president.
Masahiko, you don’t have to worry about anything.
You and your glasses are going to have a bright future.”