Thursday, November 20, 2014

Zoe vs. 30 Days of Gratitude

Zoe here. In honor of my fifth Thanksgiving on this earth, I figured it was time to share what I'm grateful for. Or Mommy figured it was time. Six of one, yada yada.
You've probably seen those 30 Days of Gratitude lists all over big peoples' computers. Mommy has never taken part so I don't know why I have to, but anyway here's my 30. (I can count higher but I don't want to rub it in the faces of those who can't.)

I think they're too big for their mommies to pick up.

30 Things I'm Grateful For: A List from Zoe (Me)
1. Apple juice
2. Apple juice
3. Apple juice
Now that that's out of the way . . . 
4. Pasta, the circle kind. (Ed.: wagon wheels.) I could eat them every night. (Ed.: She does.)
5. Going to the park.
6. Riding my tricycle in the park.
7. Riding someone else's tricycle in the park.
8. TV
9. Paw Patrol. Dora. Dora and Friends. Paw Patrol. Team Umizoomi. Paw Patrol. Bubble Guppies. Super Why! (This one may change.)
10. Rocks
11. Frozen
12. My toys from Frozen
13. My Elsa costume
14. That I can shoot ice from my fingers. (Ed.: She can't.) Tchoo! Tchoo!
15. Mommy's phone. It has games.
16. Friends. I can show them my Frozen toys which they don't have and they can feel good for me and pleased that I am their friend.
17. That I'm this big. (Ed.: Um . . . forget it.)
18. The pigeon in Don't Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus because he's allowed to yell even though it's bedtime.
19. My routine. It gives me a semblance of control in this chaotic world. I DO NOT have OCD, as Mommy "jokes." She needs to stop stigmatizing me.
20. Chocolate milk 
21. Presents. 
22. Hot chocolate
23. Tickle fights
24. Chocolate
25. Rice Krippies 
26. The yellow horse that loves me and is my favorite. (Ed.: coin-operated horse she won't let me put money in.)
27. Grandmas and assorted others---aunts, uncles, and cousins---who do my bidding.
28. Daddy, who is wrapped around my finger
Let's see . . . who or what am I forgetting. . . ?
29. Harley! Our cat! I'm so so thankful she is in my life. She lets me pet her and I just love her so so much.
I'm getting a dirty look from . . . oh that's right:
30. Mommy, because she's always ready to drop whatever she's doing and play with me. Stop typing now, Mommy. And can you get me juice? Thanks in advance.
Happy Thanksgiving---we'll see you in two weeks!

Hate to be a jerk but where's the ketchup?

Zoe: 70; Universe: 0

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I need a win here, people. 


  1. Shouldn't the "thank you" be spelled out in wagon wheels? :) I am thankful that I've been spared Paw Patrol and that Dora is gone from my life. I do still have Bubble Guppies inflicted on me, however.

  2. It should but I'm not that good, something I've accepted about myself. #gratitude #blessed #putsomeketchuponit

  3. Happy Thanksgiving! Hope you all have a great holiday!! This was the best use of 30 Days of Gratitude EVER!! (apple juice really does rock!) --Lisa

  4. Thanks! You guys have a nice holiday as well!

  5. Happy Thanksgiving to you! I'm also VERY thankful for pasta. I'm an addict. Apple juice is pretty sweet too. :)

  6. Me too re pasta! For Thanksgiving instead of apple juice I'm going to do hard cider!

  7. We have similar lists, Zoe. I'm doing a thankful post tomorrow but it won't be nearly as interesting as yours. Happy Thanksgiving - may your day be full of wagon wheels and apple juice!

  8. Love the list! Aren't all daddies wrapped around their little girls' fingers?

  9. Thanks! I expect so, but Zoe likes to squeeze whatever she traps.

  10. Thanks, Dana! Happy Thanksgiving! Hope you have a day filled with mashed potatoes and corn.

  11. Vest gratitude list ever!

  12. My little sister's body composition as a toddler was 98% apple juice so I can certainly see the allure it holds for Zoe! Great gratitude list!

  13. This is a gratitude list I can get behind.

  14. Haha, thanks!

  15. Thanks. My older sister and my husband had the same obsession so I guess it was inevitable.