Janssen: [to Bart] I’m so glad we came to London in the fall semester instead of in January. That’d be such a long, cold slog.
Ella: What’s a long, cold snog?
Out of nowhere
Ella: Aren’t you so glad you aren’t a bad guy?
On discovering that there were no audio copies of The Boxcar Children series available to listen to during quiet time
Janssen: It’s okay – I’ll find you some other mysteries to listen to.
Ella: But it’s the characters I love!
After discovering that Ani had unrolled half the roll of toilet paper while trying to tear off a square to remove her nail polish
Ella: That was NOT very clever.
When I told Ella that she asks a lot of questions
Ella: I am very bizarre, aren’t I? Do you think I’ll be a bizarre mom when I grow up? [pause] That was a ridiculous question.
At the airport while waiting for our flight back to London from Barcelona
Janssen: How’s that chocolate doughnut?
Ella: Look at my face. Can you see the joy spreading over it?
Both girls are trying to snuggle me on my bed
Janssen: I’m feeling pretty claustrophobic over here.
Ella: Does that mean ‘very loved’?
When Ella complains that she’s hungry
Bart: Didn’t you have breakfast?
Ella: Well, some, but I don’t like to eat at dawn.
From the bottom seat of the stroller:
Ella: How do you spell “bears?”
Ella: Why did you say that so suspiciously?
P.S. More Ella hilarity here.