Girl Talk

The False Story of How We Met

This photo, from the set of family photos we had taken in May 2012, has hung in Ella’s room since we moved the summer.

The other night, as Ella was getting ready for bed, Bart said, “Ella, look how TINY you were there. Can you even believe it?”

Ella looked closely at the photo and then asked, “Was this when you guys had just met?”

I looked at her strangely and told her, “No, we’d known each other for a long time before this photo.”

Without missing a beat, Ella said, “Well, then, why are you guys shaking hands?”


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  • Reply Creole Wisdom March 14, 2014 at 12:52 pm

    I love it! And that's a really soulful image 🙂

  • Reply Ash March 14, 2014 at 12:55 pm

    That's awesome. I wonder how long she's thought that!

  • Reply Betsy March 14, 2014 at 1:50 pm

    Great story! Her mind is always working!

  • Reply Kayris March 14, 2014 at 2:21 pm

    Hysterical. Also a lovely picture. My daughter once asked why she wasn't in any of our wedding photos.

  • Reply Christine March 14, 2014 at 2:23 pm

    I love your blog, but my favorite posts are always hearing what Ella has to say- she is so hysterical, and I love hearing what she is thinking. She cracks me up!

  • Reply Lisa {Amateur Nester} March 14, 2014 at 4:08 pm

    Super cute. I love the innocence of kids!

  • Reply Ashley S. March 14, 2014 at 4:10 pm

    Again, I love that little girl of yours! Everything she says puts a big smile on my face!

  • Reply katd March 14, 2014 at 5:38 pm

    The picture is so beautiful!!

  • Reply Feisty Harriet March 14, 2014 at 5:59 pm

    Hahaha! Awesome.


  • Reply Little Gray Pixel March 14, 2014 at 6:33 pm

    Too freaking cute! Kids are so innocent.

  • Reply Sherry March 14, 2014 at 6:46 pm

    Somebody needs to read the archives.

  • Reply Alexa March 14, 2014 at 6:51 pm

    This is hilarious! haha Gotta love the minds of little ones!

  • Reply Rachel March 14, 2014 at 6:59 pm

    So cute!!

  • Reply ellen March 14, 2014 at 8:14 pm

    That. is. funny.

  • Reply Meg {Boo Boos & Briefcases} March 14, 2014 at 9:21 pm

    Beautiful picture and her interpretation is precious!

  • Reply Katrina Rose March 15, 2014 at 2:12 am

    Adorable! And look at her!

  • Reply Jessica March 15, 2014 at 3:59 am

    Oh Baby H, you were so cute! (And are so cute too).

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  • Reply Monica March 17, 2014 at 3:51 am

    This makes me joyful. So sweet, innocent, and funny at the same time.

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