Everything you need to know in life you can probably learn from Stella. If you’re wondering who Stella is she isn’t an almighty divinity or a philosopher, she’s the sassy pants five year old I nanny and let me tell you…she knows about life. I’ve taken the time to compile some of my favorite Stella quotes and share them with you which makes me sort of like the Stella prophet and this post is the Stella bible.
“I tried not to be bratty, but it’s just my personality”-Stella
If you learn only one lesson from Stella, let it be this one. Sometimes being bratty is inevitable, especially when it is your older sister’s birthday and she is getting all of the presents and cake OR when your boyfriend won’t walk to the store across the street and buy you ice cream.
“Some foods, like cereal foods, are good. Other foods, like kale and cucumbers, are bad. If you just eat what you like you’ll be happy and go to bed when you’re supposed to.” -Stella
I think this quote was dedicated to all of the crash dieters out there. Obviously kale and cucumbers are just bad. Other foods…namely, cereal, specifically cinnamon toast crunch, is good. Eat cereal and go to bed on time, it’s a win-win situation. How could I have gone this long without knowing this?
“I just want to sleep all day, and party all night…”-Stella
Stella is not a morning person (and who can blame her here?). In the morning she usually prefers to be alone, she might solve a puzzle, she might draw, she might sing and dance but she wants to do it all alone. When her sisters bother her she gets really, really, really, grumpy about it (to say the least). I think we can all relate to wanting to sleep all day and party all night, I don’t think it’s an accident that work and school seem to have no place in this schedule.
“Killing Fairies?! OH BOY! Then there will be no more magic or even magic tricks,”-Stella
Where has all the magic in the world gone? Someone must have been killing fairies. Let’s take this a little deeper for a minute, when did you kill the fairies in your life? Okay…I know I sound crazy, but stick with me for a second here, I’m about to get a little metaphorical. As we grow up we loose sight of the magic all around us, we stop believing in fairies, happy endings and our longing for adventure and excitement fades. Life is so much more refreshing when you believe in fairies, when you find the magic in every moment. I’m sure that’s what Stella was getting at here.
“When I grow up I want to be a sparkling ballerina glitter fairy princess happy gymnast!”-Stella
The message here is to dream big, and then dream bigger. Don’t just sparkle but sparkle and glitter and be happy too. I think we give up too easily on our dreams, and if we were to all embrace our inner five year old selves we would be very very ambitious.
I’ll be the first to admit that this little girl (and her sisters) have taught me way more than I could ever ever ever teach them. Each time I dread going to work it’s like they secretly know because when I arrive they are full of more zest for life and love for me than I could ever ask for.