Well, it finally happened…Olivia has learned how to rip off the patch! We have been patching Olivia’s dominant eye for about 6 months now. There would be days where she would play with the patch a little bit or rub it the covered eye but she would quickly move on. Until a couple days ago. We put Olivia in the car to head to the grocery store which is about a 5 minute drive from my house. We set her up with her favorite car toy and set out on our way. The entire car ride was silent. I could see in the rear view mirror Olivia playing with her stuffed Minnie Mouse, as happy as can be, patch on! We pulled into the grocery store parking lot and as I went to take Olivia out of the car seat I quickly noticed two big blue eyes staring at me. Thats right! Not one Nemo eye, but two baby blues! I could not believe that she got that patch off without me noticing and that it only took less than 5 minutes!
Now, no where is safe! Olivia has mastered that act of ripping off the patch. If she’s in the stroller and I turn my head for 1 second – its off! I can’t help but smile at how smart and talented our little girl is. She knows she doesn’t want that patch on and she will stop at nothing to get it off – who could blame her?! So, to all those patching mommas out there – bring extra patches! Wherever you go! Patching just got a whole lot more complicated 🙂