Zoey: So there’s this really weird thing that keeps happening at school. Like every day.
Me: Oh? What is it?
Zoey: It’s this thing called Circle Time . . .
Me: (after making some kick-ass brownies) I am a brownie making goddess!
Zoey: Yeah, you are. But mostly you’re MY MOM.
Zoey: (while peeling a banana) Heave! Ho!
While listening to “Ain’t No Sunshine”
Me: Do you like this song?
Zoey: Yeah. (pause) I’m pretty sure it’s about penguins.
Zoey: Mom? When I get bigger I wanna get my own real baby.
Me: Well, when you grow up you can be a mom if you want to.
Zoey: Yeah, I really want a baby so I can change it’s diaper!!! That’s THE BEST THING EVER!
Zoey: Mom? You’ll come to college with me, right?
Me: Well, no I don’t come to college with you. I’ve already done college. But I’ll visit you all the time. And you can home home whenever you want . . .
Zoey: (teary) No! You WILL come with me and then I’ll live here! Because it’s our house! And you’ll take me to the bathroom at night so I’m not scared! WAH!