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Thursday, May 9, 2013

I Might Regret This.

Alexandra is currently having a tea party for two by the dining room table. I say dining room table as if I had another table in this house. Perhaps the breakfast nook or somewhere out on the veranda.

Let me just stop and mention how hard we've been pushing her so hard lately. There's been a lot of naps that have been skipped. There's been her swim classes, trips to the fair, shooting trips, birthday parties, luncheons and dinners and late bedtimes. So this morning I was like, you know what? Just cause Thursday is our fun day, doesn't mean I have to drag her cute little butt all over town. We're staying IN.

And I think this tea party is proof positive that my call was a good one. I got her all set up with Ariel; a pitcher, a sugar bowl, two cups, two saucers, two spoons. Alexandra had already solved the dress code issue by putting on her Rapunzel dress. Ariel is kind of slutty, wearing a shell bikini to high tea, but I hear those mermaids are a little loose.

Here's what I may or may not regret: Alex is so good and laid back, having her tea parties with water and no cookies or crumpets or anything so I was like, you know what? I'm putting sugar in that sugar bowl.

As you can see, Alex is whacking back the sugar water like nobody's business. There is a hummingbird joke here somewhere, I just know it. 

Oops, my bad, I forgot Zebra was there. But only to observe, apparently. She is an anthropologist.

Ah, here is what I was worried about. In the time it took me to take and upload my photos, she had abandoned all pretenses of drinking sweetened tea and was like, "Fuck this, I am going for gold."

Thanks mom, this is delicious!

As I suspected, she cleaned out the sugar bowl completely. When I told her it was all done and she was definitely NOT getting a sugar refill she threw her head back and wailed in agony.

Now we'll see how long it takes before she's flying around the house two feet off the ground.

1 comment:

  1. Her expression in that second-to-last picture is so awesome and hilarious. She's like, "Yes, Mom, I am indeed eating the sugar straight from the bowl. You're not raising a fool here."