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Tea Party

The Tea Party

I had a little tea party
This afternoon at three.
'Twas very small-
Three guest in all-
Just I, myself and me.

Myself ate all the sandwiches,
While I drank up the tea;
'Twas also I who ate the pie
And passed the cake to me.

~~Jessica Nelson North

This has been one of my favorite poems.  Daughter #2 learned it in kindergarten! {That has been 13 years ago!}  I get a chuckle out of it every time I hear it!  Our youngest daughter learned it just shortly before Christmas.  I don't know if I like it so much because "I don't have to share" in this tea party, or what!

Anyway, one of our daughters received a tea set for Christmas.  We have had "mini" sets and the plastic Disney Princess set.  But this is a REAL tea set--for children!  Oh, we have had many tea parties, with "low calorie" invisible tea and Duplo blocks for snacks.  Taking tea with the finest of teddy bears, stuffed rabbits, and Elmo has been a real joy!  (Do I have a witness out there?!!)  Our whole family, yes, Dad and boys included, have had the pleasure of these parties!

Yesterday the girls had set up a tea party.  Husband was helping one of the scholars with algebra, so I pulled Daughter #2 away from her studies to "take tea".  Yes, to a little shop in "Paris"!   We had menus... 


...and of course tea!

As we were having our tea it occurred to us that we were in "Paris" without hats!  So Daughter #2 took care of that for us...


and "I"?

It works!  "Paris" with tea, snacks and hats!  Who could ask for more?

We even have the "pinkie" thing down to a "T"!
{no pun intended!}

So, where do you take tea? :-)


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