Optimism is…

…reading the results of your daughter’s latest IQ test (overall score of 52) and going “Wow, she’s gone UP in numbers!  Woohoo!”…and ignoring the part that states this puts her  in the <1% of peers her age category.

(A different IQ testing put her at a 42 overall, so really, I’m quite chuffed at the new numbers, and laughing as it is more in line to what I thought she’d get originally.)