Say Hello to "Queen of the Tea Party"
A conversation with Sydney the other day when she appeared downstairs in this cute get-up. She twirled around at me and then posed, waiting quite obviously for me to say something to her.
Me: "Well hello, Miss Cutie Pie."
S: "I'm not Cutie Pie. I'm Queen of the Tea Party."
Me: "Well hello, Queen of the Tea Party. Am I invited to your tea?'
S: "Yes, you are. I have tea..but (said in a whispered voice) it's just pretend...and muffins and cookies and lots of stuff."
Of course, I had to attend Queen of the Tea Party's event. It involved her new Disney Princess Kitchen (a HUGE hit from her Christmas gifts!), the Mrs. Potts tea pot from "Beauty and the Beast," and plenty of slurping and pinkie-finger-raising and "Pip Pip Cherrio"ing.
It is so funny..Sydney is such a girlie-girl. With such an age difference between the older girls and then Sydney, I had forgotten all about dolls and dress-up-time, and tea parties. I had gotten used to teenage stuff and softball--all the things that my 15- and 11-year-olds love. But Sydney has brought it all back to me!
And, believe me, she is the expert at everything girly. Right now, my biggest challenge is getting her to wear anything other than a dress. I got her in some pants last night when we had to run out to the store.. but only becuase it ws 25 degrees and I pretty much forced her to. Other than that, she has worn a dress every day for the last month! And, since getting her trunk of dress-up clothes along with her princess kitchen for Christmas, half the the time the dresses she selects just happen to be dress-up clothes. (Yep, I'm that Mom who lets her daughter wear "fake" high heels to the store!).
But, I wouldn't have it any other way, My sweet little Queen of the Tea Party makes me smile hundreds of times a day and certainly makes life interesting and entertaining.