...or should I say "out of the mouth of my spicy girl"? She is my little firecracker...full of life, full of zest and very passionate about everything she does and says. Ella just turned 3 recently and really speaks very well for her age. Recently, I find myself hurrying us along in public when my spicy girl feels the need to comment on the situation. Did I mention she is not too shy?
- We are getting into the minivan after her Mom's Morning Out class. The door of our van is open and Ella is standing in the doorway when she sees one of her little classmates. This little boy was also getting into his car parked a few feet away from us. She very loudly yells out "hey, there is Mark"! Mark's dad looks over to her and smiles and tells me how cute she is. Ella begins to say something else about Mark, so the Dad is still watching and listening to Ella. Then the dad gets to hear my spicy girl very adamentally say"Mark is NOT a very nice little boy!!" I closed that door as fast as I could and mumbled something to the Dad and off we went! In her defense, she does love other children-especially little boys, so I knew she didn't just pull that out of her hat. When I asked her why he wasn't nice, she told me he always takes her toys from her. You go, Ella!
- Onto the grocery store. My spicy girl has a very strong sense of smell. Is this a good thing or a bad thing? We are over in the corner getting some milk. No one anywhere near us except one of the employees stocking shelves. So when there was a very foul odor, I knew it had to have come from the guy working there and standing inches from us. I tried to be as fast as I could, because I just knew what was coming. Not quick enough! "Mom, WHAT is that smell?" I try to shush her with an "I don't know". But that did not work. "Did Sophie poop in her pants?" No, honey. "Mom, did that man poop in his pants?" Umm, we don't need milk that badly. let's get going! : )
- Remember my post a little while back about Ella being so insistent that we return to China "for a little boy". I honestly do not know where she got that from, but DID NOT put her up to it! I promise! Now,even though I tell him otherwise, I know Dave thinks I put her up to this. So, the other day we are doing an errand and Ba Ba was with us. Sophie and I were in front of Ella and Dave and I hear this conversation.
- "Ba Ba, you need another little baby".
- "No, sweetie. I have 2 little babies already. I don't need another one."
- "Me and Sophie are Mommy's little babies. YOU need a baby, Ba Ba".
- Another shopping trip and Ella is holding on to the front of the shopping cart as I push it out the door. I remind her to hold on very tightly as we squeeze past a crowd of people. Ella's very loud and sincere response-"I will, Mommy! I pwomise that I won't let you down this time!" I was dying as everyone looked at us. I have NEVER used those words with any of my kids, so have no idea where she pulled that from. But I know if I heard another little kid say something like that, I would most likely think that is how the parent speaks to the child.
- And one of our recent (not embarrassing favorites) "Mommy, you are my BESSST friend!" She also says this about her Ba Ba and if we tease her and say "hey, I thought I was your best friend", she informs us that we have to share being her best friend!