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Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Pathetically Amazing Tea Party

Some days, as a mom, you just do the best you can.  Our dolly tea party was a huge hit, but only because it was an total flop.

First of all, I couldn't find any tea sets!  We've had plenty of them, but they are all either broken or missing, so I improvised with mugs, and a measuring cup for the pot. 

I was also missing our usual teatime juice and lacking any tea appropriate treats.  We ended up using strawberry milk, Kashi Honey Sunshine cereal and a few mini-M&Ms.  Luckily, my kids didn't seem to notice the meagerness of our spread.  My 2-year-old even did an involuntary jump when he saw the small packet of M&Ms.

I then magically transformed my voice into Miss Crumpet.  She is my version of a very proper, but silly, English lady with a bad accent.   My kids request and prefer Miss Crumpet to me, most days.

My two girls and toddler son all  invited their guests.  I told my girls to invite their dolls, but instead, there was an animal invasion!  A dog, duck, bear, and a ferret with glasses showed up.  The guests were introduced. The tea was served. 

Then our tea party took an unexpected turn.  Miss Crumpet (truly unintentionally) spilled the entire remaining pot of tea on her lap.  My kids nearly fell over in hysterical fits of laughter.

And that was the grand ending to our quite pathetic, but ultimately successful, tea party.

Grumpy Mom Goal of the Day: Time to invest in a another cheap plastic tea set.

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21 Comments:

At April 12, 2011 at 8:00 AM , Blogger m&msmommy said...

Your posts crack me up! :) It sounds like a hilariously fun tea party to me! :)

 
At April 12, 2011 at 8:21 AM , Blogger Rochelle@AFamilyofLooneys said...

I love your post. I bet it is something your kids will always remember.

 
At April 12, 2011 at 8:34 AM , Blogger Mrs. MidAtlantic said...

Does Miss Crumpet regularly host tea parties for your kids? What a fun idea! I am so excited for tea parties with my little girl.

 
At April 12, 2011 at 8:36 AM , Blogger Rachel Murphy said...

What a great time! I sure miss tea parties with my little ladies! Time sure flys fast!

 
At April 12, 2011 at 9:16 AM , Blogger kimber said...

once my mom surprised us girls and put GingerAle in our teapot! I am pretty sure your kids think you're the coolest mom ever.

 
At April 12, 2011 at 9:21 AM , Blogger kimber said...

so, um...I linked you up as my blog crush for the linky over at Vintage Revivals. I hope you don't mind!

 
At April 12, 2011 at 9:31 AM , Blogger Al said...

So sweet. Sounds like a good time was had by all :) It's these little moments that make it all worthwhile! Have a great day.

 
At April 12, 2011 at 9:33 AM , Blogger sarajo said...

Too funny! They are gonna what the "bad" tea parties from now on. LOL!

 
At April 12, 2011 at 4:03 PM , Blogger LaVonne @ Long Wait said...

How funny! My 3 year old loves tea sets and plays almost every day in the shower with a plastic one we have.

My accents are lacking unfortunately. :)

Blessings!
Long Wait For Isabella

 
At April 12, 2011 at 6:56 PM , Blogger Tammy said...

You did a great job momma :) Sounds fun, you always make me laugh!

 
At April 12, 2011 at 6:58 PM , Blogger Kimi said...

Cutest tea party guests ever! I love that you do a voice! My kids probably prefer Miss Crumpet to me too but all they get is Ms I'm Tired and Cranky and occasionally Miss Please Just Take a Nap With Mommy on The Couch ;)

 
At April 13, 2011 at 8:32 AM , Blogger Laura@livingabigstory said...

What a hoot! I love the sense of humor you have w/your kids -- thanks for sharing it with all of us!

 
At April 13, 2011 at 11:48 AM , Blogger laughwithusblog said...

So incredibly fun! I wanna come!

 
At April 13, 2011 at 4:14 PM , Blogger Michelle said...

You're making such fun memories for your kids!!! We have several tea sets since Jaycee had a pink princess tea party for her 3rd bday and I still haven't actually sat on the floor for tea. You have a new picture up!! Love it!

 
At April 13, 2011 at 4:58 PM , Blogger Charlotte said...

The only thing that could have made it better would be if you had just finished making a big deal that they should be careful and NOT SPILL. This I know from experience.

 
At April 13, 2011 at 7:08 PM , Blogger Cindi said...

What fun! I'm sure your kids loved every second and will remember it always. I should get out the little china tea set I bought when my first daughter was born. It's been too long since we had a tea party. My girls would love it.

 
At April 13, 2011 at 9:12 PM , Blogger Jessica said...

That spill looks terrible.

I have many tea part sets missing pieces. At the least the kids had fun. I probably would have done a little jump to if I saw M&Ms.

 
At April 14, 2011 at 4:56 AM , Blogger Diets said...

I liked it, good article :D

 
At April 14, 2011 at 3:06 PM , Blogger Julie said...

Ooh. I'd love to hear Miss Crumpet's voice. She sounds darling. I'm thinking my kids'd prefer her to me too. Cute stuff! I also love that you are an unbiased tea party kind of woman.

 
At April 15, 2011 at 9:56 AM , Blogger Tasha said...

What a fun memory! :)

 
At April 16, 2011 at 5:47 AM , Blogger I Am Not Superwoman said...

LOL..cute. Sometimes improv works out better until you spill the tea...lol...Looks like they had fun with all their animal pals.

 

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