Sunday, October 24, 2010

Words of Wisdom from a 4 Year Old

I'm a Cute Little Girl

This morning Sophia was not so keen on getting out of bed and getting into the tub so we could get her ready for church.  I'm pretty sure that she could have slept at least another two hours, and I'm also pretty sure that she needed that sleep.

But, alas, she didn't get it and instead found herself in the bathtub screaming like it was the end of the world.  After about 10 minutes of that, I asked her for the fiftieth time to please calm down, only this time I added, "Goodness, Sophia!  Nobody's trying to kill you or anything!"

To which she answered, even more emotionally than before, "Moooooommmmmmy!!!  If you kill me...(sob)...if you KILL me.....(sob) (sob)....then Jesus....(sob)....then Jesus.....(sob)....Jesus is NOT GOING TO LIKE YOU ANYMORE!"

And that's when I realized that I have a lot of recent Sophia quotes written down that really must be shared.  Just a warning, though:  Sophia does not like laughing.  So you are not allowed to laugh.  Or smile.  Got it?

Sophia's Words of Wisdom

On her mother's bossiness:

"You're not a queen, Mom!  You're just a mom!"

"You're not the boss of everything, Mom."

On having to go to time-out:

"I wish I was Batman that's a girl  and you wasn't,  then I could fly high up in the sky and you could not catch me."

On the Batman costume her mother bought her, knowing of her wishes to be Batman that's a girl (see above) and fly away from all discipline:

"Mom!  This Batman costume doesn't even WORK!  I not really flying."

On her recurring nightmares that a black guy (Darth Vader, I think, or possibly even Batman) is chasing her:

"I blessed the black guy to Father in my prayer, and now he doesn't chase me in my dreams anymore.  He chases skeretons instead."

On the socks she received for her birthday from her Primary teacher that say "Follow Christ" on them:

"Daddy say I can do whatever I want today because it's my birthday, so I don't have to say prayers and read scriptures!"

"Sophia, Jesus still wants you to say your prayers, even if it's your birthday."


And, true to her word, she sat down and pulled those Follow Christ socks right off of her feet.

And then I stuffed them in my mouth to keep from giggling.

Because, after all, Sophia doesn't like laughing.
Lara Neves
Lara Neves

Lara is mom to three daughters—two teens and a tween. She loves to share her parenting and homemaking triumphs and failures here at Overstuffed! She was diagnosed with Lyme disease in 2015 and has been fighting it ever since. When she isn't working on her mother of the year award, you can find her reading, singing, or taking photos.


  1. Oh my goodness, I love this girl! :) But I'm not really laughing at all (well, sorta)....

  2. What a wise little girl she is! LOL

  3. Oh my goodness, I love her spunk! She is so much fun!

  4. I really have to wonder if there's something in the name Sophia... because so much of that sounds like my Sophia at 4.

  5. I am cracking up at "This Batman costume doesn't even WORK!"

  6. What a delightful lil' spitfire! ;) Don't tell her, but I totally laughed at that last one. =D

  7. Ohmyword. that picture is just precious.

    those quotes are hilarious, she's obviously very smart and witty and observant. way to go, mom!=)

    new to your blog, looking forward to reading more.

  8. Shhhhhh.... don't tell Sophie. I'm having a hissy fit over here. Laughing so hard I'm gasping.

  9. She really is a piece of work. :)

  10. Trying . . . not . . . to . . . laugh . . .

  11. That Sophia is a KEEPER!

    She reminds me of my youngest whom we were also NOT allowed to laugh with. Or even look at if he was in some sort of presentation of anykind. If we did - serious melt downs of epic proportion!

  12. It sounds like my youngest, the one that has a ton of attitude and knows how to use it. She is SO funny. I am glad that you are keeping track of her sayings, they can definitely be used later.

  13. Heaven help us if Natalie and Sophia ever got together for a playdate.

  14. As you know, I've RAISED my Sophia, and she is a beautiful, talented, faithful young woman now.

    But even SHE takes off her socks from time to time, like last weekend when she was completely up in arms about the BYU-I code of conduct. Not that she had any plans of knocking over a liquor store or french kissing her music appreciation teacher. She just decided that it was unconstitutional.

    Oh, the texts of righteous indignation that flew that weekend!

  15. Thanks Lara! That third picture that you picked is the one Mike wanted me to do for the challenge. . . I worried there wasn't enough face :)

    I love that sophia. My kids were really disappointed when they found out the harry potter wands didn't really work, and when the brooms really wouldn't fly.

  16. Oh four. Wow. Looking forward to that. But man! What a pretty four year old she is!

  17. hehehe, loved this post!

    Especially the bit about the Batman costume not working. Reminds me of how we used to stand on chairs in our backyard and hold out umbrellas, hoping to turn into Mary Poppins.

  18. I love four-year-old children! Mine is also in a "because Jesus wants us to" as explanation for getting his way (He learned Jesus trumps Mom).

  19. Love how the Batman costume was nonfunctional!

  20. Oh, she is still just as spunky! Love that girl-And that picture is beautiful! I would blow it up and put it in her room. So fun hearing her voice today. She told me that she has been praying for Gabriel. So sweet.