What the Little Girl Said


Feeling emotional just after her birthday I told little T. “Where has my little baby gone?” And gave her an exaggerated sad face.  For more dramatic effect, I added “My baby is gone!”  Gave her another woebegone expression and repeated …  My baby is gone!  Ended it with wailing sounds, giving Meryl Streep a run for her money and awards.  Then I turned to T and said “Instead … I have a little girl now!

T sighed and looked at me in the eye “But mum, if you didn’t have me.  You’d be sadder”, she said matter-of-factly.  Wise words indeed.  Wasn’t it Antoine de Saint-Exupéry author of the much loved children’s book Little Prince who said:

Grown-ups never understand anything by themselves, and it is tiresome for children to be always and forever explaining things to them.

T must have been thinking just that by the look on her face and the tone of her voice. Today, my ever-so wise child goes back to school as a Year 2 student.


Does your child seem too wise for their age too?

Do share.

Little Hearts, Big Love


    • She did, thanks! It was wet the whole day though, but she said her first day was really fun! 🙂

    • Thank you. I know what you mean. I like the conversations I’m having with little T now 🙂 Not that I didn’t enjoy her baby ones before.

  1. I don’t know much about kids but I think they are very sincere and cute! 🙂 I hope she had a great day at school x

  2. What a beautiful photo of little T! Reading about her little words is always so cute especially since she’s very wise beyond her years. I feel that my son is growing far to fast, I remember him just coming home from the hospital with me and now he’s at nursery!

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    • That sounds like T too. My husband and I always give each other a “Did she just say that?” look. x

  3. Awww… that is SO sweet. I need to remember her wise words when I get sad about my son growing up. I’d be even sadder if I didn’t have him! Love this. 🙂

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