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.