Etc Girl Talk

All Ella

Ella: What are you making for dinner?
Janssen: Thai meatballs and rice
Ella: Oh, well, I only eat kids meals, so you’ll need to take me to Chick-fil-A.

Ella: Daddy, can you tell me a story?
Bart: Okay, give me a second to think of a good story.
Ella: No I want a bad story with bad people and bad animals.

We bought some Sour Cream and Onion Pringles at the grocery store. A couple days later, Ella asked if she could try one (generally, she only likes plain chips).
Ella: Oh! Actually, these are fairly good.

Ella: I don’t really like that new shirt you got.
Janssen: Well, I like it, so I’m going to keep it.
Ella: [bursts into tears] But then I’ll have to LOOK at you in it, and I will be so angry.

During quiet time:
Ella: Mom! Can you come close my window?
Janssen: Why is it open?
Ella: Well, I opened it and then I said to myself, “Actually, I don’t want it open.”

While playing Trouble, Ella makes an unusual move
Janssen: Why’d you do that?
Ella: Oh, it just seemed appealing to me.

At church, out of nowhere, Ella leans over to whisper in my ear
Ella: You know what I’m super glad about?
Janssen: What?
Ella: That we’re not in a very scary animal’s mouth.

On a family walk
Ella: Mom and Dad, you need to stay out of the street or we will go STRAIGHT home.

On our way to a birthday party for a little girl turning three
Ella: Do I know the person who is having a birthday?
Janssen: I’m not sure. Maybe not?
Ella: Well, when I meet her, I will shake her hand.

P.S. More Ella hilarity here.

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  • Reply Meg {Boo Boos & Briefcases} February 19, 2014 at 11:55 am

    Hilarious!! And such a cute picture of her!

  • Reply Lins - Domesticated Working Woman February 19, 2014 at 12:41 pm

    She's so cute!

  • Reply preethi February 19, 2014 at 1:23 pm

    These were just ESPECIALLY good. Fairly good? Having to look at you in the shirt? Being in an animal's mouth? Hilarious.

  • Reply Betsy February 19, 2014 at 1:25 pm

    Oh how I love the All Ella posts! I, too, am particularly glad that I'm not in the mouth of a very scary animal.

  • Reply Liz February 19, 2014 at 2:00 pm

    I normally don't read these when others post "what my kid said" type posts, but she is too funny. The first one about kids meals is classic.

  • Reply Ashley S. February 19, 2014 at 2:05 pm

    I kind of love her a lot! What a cutie!

  • Reply Rebecca Lately February 19, 2014 at 2:06 pm

    Awww! This was the best way to start my day. Kids are so dang funny!

  • Reply Michelle Moyer February 19, 2014 at 3:02 pm

    That is too cute! She is adorable and so "smart". hehe It's so fun to listen to little kids talk. I love it.

  • Reply Rachel February 19, 2014 at 3:13 pm

    What a kid!

  • Reply kristi February 19, 2014 at 3:46 pm

    too cute!

  • Reply Señora H-B February 19, 2014 at 4:03 pm

    That vocabulary! Seriously, she is such a precocious little thing. And I love that picture. She is just such a doll!

  • Reply Sanja T February 19, 2014 at 4:05 pm

    Awwwweeee Your Ella posts are my favorite. She is such a cutie.

  • Reply The Petersons February 19, 2014 at 4:11 pm

    Hilarious! I wish I did a better job of keeping track of these things.

  • Reply Kathleen February 19, 2014 at 4:19 pm

    Yes! These are my favorite, and this batch did NOT disappoint.

  • Reply Megan February 19, 2014 at 4:21 pm

    She is hilarious! The shirt comment had me dying.

  • Reply Mary February 19, 2014 at 4:23 pm

    These are too funny! What a doll. My three year old is has been on an "Well, actually…" kick too, and I love it.

  • Reply Paige Flamm February 19, 2014 at 4:37 pm

    This girl is too funny! I think she might be smarter than me!

  • Reply becomingbrown February 19, 2014 at 5:43 pm

    Wow. She says the funniest things. And I LOVE how articulate she is too. (Big words for such a little girl.) 🙂

  • Reply Merrick February 19, 2014 at 6:00 pm

    This is the best Ella post thus far!

  • Reply Katie February 19, 2014 at 6:04 pm

    I LOVE reading these and this was the best one yet!

    "oh, these are fairly good" !
    and I love that she was so upset over seeing you in a shirt she didn't like! So cute.

  • Reply kim February 19, 2014 at 7:59 pm

    These are some of the funniest! I think my favorite is her crying about your shirt.

  • Reply kim February 19, 2014 at 7:59 pm

    These are some of the funniest! I think my favorite is her crying about your shirt.

  • Reply Jodi February 19, 2014 at 8:59 pm

    I'm DYING!

  • Reply Jodi February 19, 2014 at 9:03 pm

    okay, now I went back and read some of the others and I am really in tears. I guess I really need that right now! She is so dang funny.

  • Reply Rachel February 19, 2014 at 10:21 pm

    Ah, she kills me. I'm pretty sure I only eat kids meals from Chick-fil-A also!

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  • Reply Kate and Mim February 20, 2014 at 2:50 am

    bless her

  • Reply Margo Northcutt February 20, 2014 at 9:26 am

    Oh my gosh, you should publish an "Ella Says" book – would be a great coffee table addition for any time I need a laugh. She is hilarious!! "I want a bad story with bad people and bad animals." Hahaha

  • Reply Sarah February 20, 2014 at 3:34 pm

    I've never commented before, but these are just too funny! The post made my day. 🙂 And I long as I'm commenting… love your blog!

  • Reply Rj and Jessie February 21, 2014 at 3:22 pm

    I love this post. SO FUNNY!

  • Reply Janssen February 22, 2014 at 3:08 am

    Thanks, Sarah!

  • Reply Jenna Hatfield February 23, 2014 at 2:21 pm

    OMG, she is HILARIOUS.

  • Reply megan February 24, 2014 at 4:38 am

    She is so cute! Love it!

  • Reply Becca February 25, 2014 at 6:40 am

    Oh my gosh, I just love this little person.

  • Reply thatmagpie27 February 27, 2014 at 2:39 pm

    So cute!

  • Reply runtspickins February 27, 2014 at 8:16 pm

    Please tell Ella that she's my best friend. =)

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