Waverly Says

I’m not sure that there is a better mood booster than having a legit conversation with a four year old, there are so many reasons that I don’t want Waverly to grow one day older than she is now, and at the very top of that list is how she talks.  I have a running tab on my phone on some of my favorite statements that come out of her mouth each day, and those are always some of things that bring a huge smile to my face each night when I lay down after I put the girls in bed.

Some things that Waverly Maye says right now, at just over four & a half years old.

I had to laugh when one of my friends with a little girl told me the other day that her daughter had never had an opinion or statement about her clothes.  That’s literally what half of our conversations are about, most of them 150% dramatic, and I don’t know why I am surprised since she is in fact my kid.  Every night before bed it’s “this is my favorite color in the world so I need to wear that”, or  “mom, I NEED to show my best friends this shirt”.  And then by morning she has always changed her mind, “I just can’t wear this, it is soooo not beautiful”.  I just can’t wait until she is in high school. 😉

She adds an “ed” to most of her words.  “I lost-ed this”, “I miss-ded you” … It’s completely one of those habits that I know I should correct her on but that my heart just can’t.

She is a master negotiator, so freaking smart it blows my mind.  Anytime I tell her no to something, she is going to find a way to ask me differently within a couple of minutes, most often by bringing Avalon into it.  “Well Avalon reaaaaaally wants to have a new shopkins toy”, or if I tell her I don’t want to go by a specific place she wants to go, “I’m pretty sure they have coffee there”. 

She calls herself me.  “Mom, is me big?”  “Mom, is me being a good girl today?”  “Mommy, me loves you.”  Can she do this forever & ever?!!!

Lately she has become very interested in boobies, this probably started when I was breastfeeding Avalon but it’s definitely more than ever now.  A couple weeks ago she asked me why her boobies were flat, and then last week she said, “when am I going to get big boobs like you?”.  And just being honest, I totally took it as a huge compliment because we all know that they just aren’t big.

One of my favorite things about her will always be how she copies the way I talk to her to Avalon, truly the circle of life! 🙂  She calls Avalon her “sweetie girl”, and tries to rationalize with her (which is always funny to watch).  “Avalon, you will hurt yourself and we will have to go to the hospital”.  She rocks her, sings the same songs I sing to her, and asks her to “be patient” at least once a day.

If she has to use the bathroom, she will ask for “privacy”, she will let me know that she needs to “rest her feet for a while”, and maybe my favorite, she always tells me that she “hasn’t seen that show in YEARS” (and occasionally switches out years for ages).

She always refers to “our whole family”.  She loves when all four of us are together, the other night when we were eating dinner we asked what the highlight of her day was and she responded, “right now, eating with my whole family”.

Lastly, I shared this on IG, but the other day she dropped something and said “damn it”.  I explained to her that we don’t talk that way and she said, “oh ok, only mommies are aloud to say something like that”.  There’s nothing quite like your four-year old saying that to put you right in your place and maybe even a little encouraged to give yourself a mama time-out and some soap.

Happy halfway through the week!


  1. February 22, 2017 / 5:29 pm

    Waverly's clothing dilemma will be a riot when she's older!
    "I'm pretty sure they have coffee." LOL! That is the best line ever from a 4-year old!
    Ooooh, we've had a few spells of Marcus repeating "damn it," too. You're not alone!

  2. February 22, 2017 / 9:15 pm

    "When am I going to get big boobs like you?" Bahahahaha that's the best! I think I wondered that well into my high school years and now I sometimes wish they were smaller! Brantley puts an "ed" on the end of words, too, and I agree it's way too cute to correct! Love these type of posts! Hearing what kids say is the best!

  3. February 22, 2017 / 10:28 pm

    4 year olds are the best! I've got a 4 year old son and was just discussing the ridiculous things they say. Stuck between baby and kid at that age. I love it!

  4. February 23, 2017 / 1:42 am

    my five year old still hangs on to some grammar stuff (like Waverly's -ed and "me") and i keep thinking i might need to correct him before kindergarten. but i don't want to!!!

  5. February 23, 2017 / 4:01 pm

    Things kids say will forever be my favorite! Waverly is a doll. I'm dying over the boobies thing!

  6. February 23, 2017 / 5:26 pm

    Love this! I near cried the day P started having an opinion about what she wears. Often telling me "mama, it's too small" and I'm like no it's not lady! Stop trying to negotiate!

  7. February 23, 2017 / 7:21 pm

    I love this! We need to get her and Linc together again! Right now Linc's big this is " Mom.. I LOOOVE this so much!" As in mommmm… I LOOOOVE this pizza is my absolute favorite! Except favorite is FAWVorite… hahaha! Linc's only opinion on what he wears is his socks. They have to be the COOLEST and the wackiest and the tallest socks otherwise, he won't have his own "style". Heaven help me!

  8. February 23, 2017 / 11:51 pm

    This is the best thing I've read all day!! Haha ALL the heart eyes to miss Waverly!

  9. February 24, 2017 / 2:46 am

    OMG this is amazing! I love her clothing dilemma and that she wants to show her friends all her new clothes!
    I also love when they say things wrong. Mason used to say "twenty-teen" instead of twenty and I didn't have the heart to correct him either!

  10. February 24, 2017 / 2:16 pm

    Hahaha oh my gosh. "I'm pretty sure they have coffee there." I die.

    And Abbie has a thing about damn it too! We told her that it's not a nice thing to say but she can say darn it or dang it. So now she says, "Mommy, damn it isn't a nice word but I can say darn it." Every. Time. These four year olds!

  11. February 27, 2017 / 2:18 pm

    This is the best! Glad it's not just me with the bad words. This weekend Nat told my husband he was "really pissing me and mommy off"… I mean, he was but he didn't need to hear that from her! Insert monkey covering eyes emoji here 🙂

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