So, I had to cancel all of our wonderful Saturday plans this morning when Maddie woke up with a stomach virus. Dreams of manicures and pedicures and birthday parties out the window. Jason was spending the day playing in a golf tournament, so a long Saturday at home stretched before me.
Needless to say, the kids and I started the day in a funk. To get over this, we decided to have a tea party for lunch. We had little sandwiches and little muffins and blueberries and cantaloupe, and we drank water out of tea cups sitting on their own dishes. Maddie brought 2 dolls to the tea party, and Charlie brought his stuffed shark, “Sharky,” who kept disrupting the formal affair with his pooting and burping.
I learned several things at this tea party:
1-The kids will eat lots of anything, as long as it is cut up very small and you call it “mini” whatever.
2-You MUST drink your “tea” with your pinky finger in the air.
3-There is no pooting at tea parties.
4-You must drink your tea with a loud slurping sound.
5-There is no burping at tea parties.
I learned a lot, but the most important thing I learned is that we won’t be going to the O’Henry for the Nutcracker Tea in December. Or if we do, we won’t bring Sharky along!