The Tragic Optimist

that’s what mothers do

Zoe is trying to walk down the stairs all by herself, without holding on to the wall or railing.  And she can almost do it, but it’s pretty terrifying to watch.  I offer my hand for her to hold on to, and she yells “no!” as she wants to do it all by herself.  “Ok,” I say, “I won’t hold your hand, but,” I continue, in what sounds more like a threat than the promise it was meant to be, “if you fall, I WILL catch you!”



  1. Gus

    Karl does the same thing. Terrifying, isn’t it?

  2. There are so many scary things about being a mom. But you’re right – that’s what mom’s do!

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