A Tea Party

One day my mother was out and my dad was in charge of me and my sister who is four years younger than I am. I was maybe 6 and a half years old and had just recovered from an accident in which my arm had been broken among other minor injuries.

Someone had given my sister a little ‘tea set’ and clip on earrings as get-well gifts because I was getting “get-well” gifts. She played with them often.

Daddy was in the living room engrossed in the evening news and my sister was playing nearby in the living room when she brought Daddy a little cup of ‘tea’, which was just water. After several cups of tea and lots of praise for such yummy tea, my Mom came home.

My Dad made her wait in the living room to watch my sis bring him a cup of tea, because it was ‘just the cutest

My Mom waited, and sure enough, there she came down the hall with a cup of tea for Daddy and she watches him drink it up, then says, ‘Did it ever occur to you that the only place that baby can reach to get water is the toilet? Nothing much was said after that…