Nice Girls

Last week Sophie was telling me how she and a schoolmate got into an argument, and on the playground, the schoolmate stuck her tongue out at Sophie…

"I can't believe she did that!" Sophie said.

I felt badly for Sophie, and with a sympathetic tone, I asked, "What did you do when she did that?"

"I called her an oompa-loompa," she replied.

"What?" I asked, incredulously. "You called her an oompa-loompa??" SOPHIE!"

Sophie looked at me calmly and said, "Mom. I'm not always the nice girl, you know."

Film Reel Sophie tp

Ah well. At least she's honest. And at least she didn't call her Augustus Gloop.


  • GingerCat

    Oh my! This is too funny. Like you, I only have girls and it is always interesting to see how they handle life (and they all do it differently!). Sophie is indeed a dear, even if she says she is not always the nice girl. 🙂

  • Margaret

    lol! I love it! Is this Sophie’s last year with playgrounds? Weird to think back on those days.

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    A oompa-loompa?! You should be happy if that’s the worst insult that your child utters! Girls can be very mean and nasty these days and the name calling often gets intense. So on the scale of insults, oompa-loompa shouldn’t even be considered an real insult. Sophie seems like a very nice girl. You have done a good job of raising her.
    Barbara Elm

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