22 September 2010


I caught this gem yesterday during an uneventful car ride when Ella was having a conversation with some imaginary friends in Alaska and Greenland:

Ella - I'm going to go on Facebook. Oh no, a thief has been. And he has stolen my log off button!

18 September 2010

You can't always get what you want

Me - I forgot to bring the gnome you painted.
Ella [joking] - Bad mum! Bad mum!
Me - Oh, I'm not such a bad mum, am I?
Ella - You're a great mum! Because you gave me pancakes and icecream and you give me everything I want!
Me [laughing] - I don't give you everything you want! That would make me a bad mum.


15 September 2010

Underwater world

We were watching a documentary about life in the ocean.

David Attenborough - For a billion years the ocean was the only place on earth where life existed.
Ella - The ocean was the only planet where life existed for a billion years?!

... Watching the images of typical ocean life. ...

Ella - Were there shops there?
Me - Where?
Ella - There, in the ocean.
Me - No, there's no shops there. Why?
Ella - Oh no! That means they can't buy anything to wear. Or to protect theirselves against sharks!
Me - Who?
Ella - The people who lived in the ocean back then.


10 September 2010

04 September 2010

Just a kid

Me - This is a big lunch. I don't think I'll need dinner tonight.
Ella - You do. Because if you don't eat dinner, you might die!
Me [laughing] - No, I don't think I'll die from skipping dinner once.
Ella - Don't laugh at me. I'm only a kid! If a grown-up would say that, it's ok to laugh. But I'm only a kid and I don't know everything.