The Tragic Optimist

not bad

We were at a bbq with some friends, and Chris noticed I’d given Zoe some brownie before she’d finished her hot dog.  (She’d asked for chocolate, and I sympathized greatly with that particular request, so I complied).  I made some comment about being a bad mom.  “No!” piped Zoe from my lap, “you are not bad, mom.”  It was awfully sweet, though I imagine the half-eated brownie had something to do with that sentiment.



  1. So adorable! I agree, you’re a not bad, Ann! I can’t wait to get some Zoeisms in person and hang out with you – I’ll be in Mpls 9/04 to 9/12. Also, I suppose I could ask him, but I’m lazy and not logged in to Facebook – do you know when Andy’s wedding is?

  2. haha so cute! still feels good to hear that I bet, no matter what kinda goodie they were eating before!

  3. Awwww… that is TOO sweet. 🙂

  4. Ah, mother guilt. I have it all the time. Charlotte and I baked cookies together last night, and she’s been talking about them all day. If I give her more, I’ll feel guilty about feeding her sugar. If I deny her, I’ll feel like I’m being too uptight (and that’ll make me feel guilty). What’s a mommy to do?

    I agree with Zoe. You’re a great mom.

  5. I would also be too sympathetic (no, empathetic!) to not comply with her request.

    Your a great Mom!

  6. Heather

    Out of the mouths of babes… Thanks for sharing this! I love watching you and Zoe together.

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