It happened again this morning while running errands with both boys in tow. Someone asked it.
“Oh, LittleBrother, how did you get those black eyes?”
They’re not black eyes. If I had a nickle for every time I have explained LittleBrother’s eyes, I could have put them in a college fund for the kid and he’d have no financial worries when it came to his future education. As such, I am writing this post and will put it on a business card with a shortened URL so that when people ask him how he got black eyes, I can just hand it out and be done with it, thus saving my breath. (**)
LittleBrother does not have black eyes. LittleBrother:
- is extremely pale;
- has his dad’s eye shape, which includes a puffy like bulge of skin underneath;
- is so extremely pale that the vein under his eye is visible in said bulge of skin.
He has always looked this way, folks.
Right out of the womb? Bulgy skin.
Three months old? Amusing, but still with the bags and the purple.
Happy as a clam at almost five months. Bags.
They are more evident when he is not smiling, like here at just over one year of age. The purple vein is very evident as this is mid-winter, thus leaving him even paler than usual.
Earlier this summer at two-and-a-half? Still the same.
And in case you wonder where he got them, view my (hot) husband last Thanksgiving. Really? When I first met FireDad, I wondered why he always had purple under his eyes. He doesn’t. He’s just equally pale with an awesome eye shape.
So, no, we do not box LittleBrother’s eyes. Yes, he and his brother roughhouse, but they’ve yet to give one another a black eye. Yes, he gets more than enough sleep. The kid sleeps 12-13 hours at night with a two hour nap (most days) in the afternoon. Oh yeah, sleep is his thing. He’s not tired. He doesn’t have black eyes. He has pale skin, beautiful eyes and we love him oh-so-very-much.
[** = Not really. But I’m tempted. Also, nickles please.]