Girl Talk

Girl Talk: Episode 1


Ella: Ani, let’s pretend we’re sisters!
[long pause]
Ella: Actually we are sisters.

Ella: Name your favorite fruit.
Ani: Ice cream.
Ella: That’s not a fruit.
Ani: Oh. Let me try again.

Ani: Where’s mama?
Ella: She’s in her closet.
Ani: You in da closet, big mama?

Star is crying
Ella: Mom! Turn her toward me so she can see my soothing face.

Listening to my mom reading to her
Ella: There’s something I find troublesome about this book.

Ella: While you were in the bathroom, I opened the fridge and the bowl of cookie dough fell out.
Janssen: Oh, that happened to me earlier too. I don’t know why that bowl is falling out.
[A few minutes later]
Ella: I feel like now that we’ve both had that same experience, we’re even closer friends than we were before.

Sitting on the driveway in the bright sunshine
Ella: Whew! I’m sweating like a poodle in a fire pit.
Janssen: . . . .


While discussing what candy she is going to pick for a movie
Ella: I’m not going to get Raisinettes again.
Janssen: Did you not like them?
Ella: It’s just really disappointing when you think you’re getting a chocolate candy and then you find out it’s a raisin inside.

While I’m getting her dressed
Ani: This shirt has pockets!
[puts her hands in the pockets and then looks up at me with a disappointed face]
Ani: Oh, dees pockets not have no money in dem.

Ella: I don’t want you to have any more kids.
Janssen: Okay . . .
Ella: Because I am just DONE with you nursing.

P.S. Previous hilarity from Ella here. And this wooden Ferris Wheel is from A Summer Afternoon

Ani and Ella

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  • Reply Landen May 4, 2015 at 12:25 pm

    Bwahahaha!!! I totally love these! Your girls are awesome! And hilarious!

  • Reply Chrissie May 4, 2015 at 1:24 pm

    Oh my gosh, Ella is a riot. I love these posts!

  • Reply Heather Holland May 4, 2015 at 1:35 pm

    Hahaha! These had me literally laughing out loud. Ella is so funny, and she seems so smart for her age! Must be all the books 😉

  • Reply MommySizedHeart May 4, 2015 at 2:52 pm

    Ella is hilarious and Ani is catching up!

  • Reply Kimberly F. May 4, 2015 at 2:58 pm

    These are my favorite posts. So fun to see what kids pick up on from adults and how they mangle it.

  • Reply Pienkel May 4, 2015 at 3:06 pm

    These are the best! My 5yo frequently asks me to play "mom and dad" with him. Then I'll be the mom, and he's the kid… Fine with me 😉

  • Reply Paige Flamm May 4, 2015 at 3:33 pm

    These are my favorite posts of yours! your girls are too funny!


  • Reply Kathleen Forbes May 4, 2015 at 4:06 pm

    Oh my GOSH these are AMAZING! Thank you so much for brightening my Monday.

  • Reply himabindu May 4, 2015 at 4:31 pm

    My favorite kind of posts. You should always post them on Mondays.

  • Reply kperantie May 4, 2015 at 5:18 pm

    I love the crazy analogies kids come up with. We just moved and we were sweeping out the garage at the old house. My 5 y.o. said "This garage is as empty as a microwave when no one's awake."

  • Reply Natalie May 4, 2015 at 5:31 pm

    Raisinettes disappoint me, too. The struggle is real.

  • Reply Carole May 4, 2015 at 6:49 pm

    you were an amusing toddler, but not like she is!

  • Reply Melanie May 4, 2015 at 8:59 pm

    It's so hard for me to imagine Ani talking; she's still a baby in my mind!

  • Reply Michelle May 4, 2015 at 9:54 pm

    I have to agree with her about the raisins and chocolate thing!

  • Reply Jodi May 4, 2015 at 10:04 pm

    Ahh, love it. So fun now that you have another talker in the mix.

  • Reply JoLee May 5, 2015 at 12:58 am

    So funny. I'm totally going to pull out that "poodle in a fire pit" comment the next time I'm super hot.

  • Reply Kayla May 5, 2015 at 9:53 pm

    I just spent a solid 1/2 hour going back and reading the posts with the "Ella Says" tag. Thank you very much for the ab workout.
    Your blog has been one of my very favorite post-mission things to catch up on. And posts like this (and your reading recommendations) are exactly why.

    • Reply Janssen May 7, 2015 at 5:32 pm

      Thank you! She is the best 🙂

  • Reply Miriam Bucknell May 7, 2015 at 8:28 am

    i just love reading these!!! you should seriously make them into a book they are priceless!!!

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