You know those pictures you come across... pictures of other people's children? The pictures of kids happily doing something so classic and iconic it makes you long for your own childhood. I, usually, secretly question the validity of such pictures thinking they must be set up... how else could I explain the fact that my own kids are typically drawing on their own eyeballs or getting themselves stuck under the shopping cart?
Until today folks! This morning I walked around the corner and spied the kids enjoying a perfectly set tea party... and surprisingly Baby was even invited...
It didn't last long. A few moments later Kid came hobbling into the kitchen with china tea cups stashed in her dress like a sack... she called back to Baby "Just grab the rest Chars!". I questioned the order thinking that perhaps having a 20 month old "grab the rest" of your china tea set was misguided but I didn't interfere. I did manage to grab her up and buckle her in for the "real" tea party... with milk and cookies... that Kid was preparing (no spills!) since it was obvious that Kid had not thought about Baby's lack of fine motor skills when she set her a place at the table.
Kid looked like this:
Baby looked like this:
Kid thoughtfully reflected ... "Well, I guess I learned it's not such a good idea to invite a baby to a tea party."