Hannah received an invitation to a Tea Party this week. The invitation stated "Bring your Own Teacup and Saucer". Wow. I don't even own a tea cup, let alone a saucer. We are definitely mug people in this house. You know the ones I mean... similar to a beer stein...very manly coffee cups with sayings on them like "I Eat Dirt" or "Don't Speak Til I've Had 8 Of These!" And a saucer? Aren't those for putting bones on after eating BBQ Chicken Drummies? I need my cups to be able to go with my husband in the morning, bang around in his
Hannah & I decided to go to the local Flea Market to see if we could pick up one at a reasonable price for her to use. And she wanted me to get one for myself so her & I could have tea together sometime.
The minute we walk into the place she spots one and says "That's the one I want, Mom!" I pick it up and check it out. "Sorry, Hannah. I really don't want to spend $35 on a Royal-Dalton-China cup & saucer right now. Maybe when you're a little older. Let's look for something more in my price range for the party." That remark brought some snooty looks our way from some hags standing around. I could picture them thinking ... Look at that mother. She won't even buy her daughter the cup she wants. What a scrooge. I snooty look right back at them.
We wander around some more and come to a table with some really expensive stuff on it. Antique china tea sets, dainty tea towels and finger bowls. The owner of the booth is there and arranging items on the table. The snooty lookers are close by waiting their turn at the table. Hannah and I are oohing and aahing over the different items and she picks up an antique cake server and looks at it and the $87 price tag hanging on it. She furrows her brows in puzzlement, turns it this way and that and shouts to me "Look at this Mom! It's a cake shovel!" I start laughing and the snooty lookers gasp. Yes, Hannah, even the wealthy shovel cake too!
Now, could someone PLEASE PASS THE US THE JELLY?