Tea Party

Have you ever wondered about what your child really does when she’s playing at her friend’s house? Because I have. Not that I’m terribly worried, just curious.

Elle had a friend sleep over on Saturday night and the two girls headed down the road to visit with another little girl – one who is quite younger than they are. But the neighbor’s daughter is an only child, just like Elle, so there is already a wonderful connection between the two, similar to one shared by a big sister and a little sister.

That same evening, I was nursing a glass of wine and enjoying Sarah Vowell’s charming wit (Assassination Vacation is a must-read) on my porch when a text message came through.

No words. Just a picture.

 tea party with the princesses

One thing is for certain: I’ve got some more time left before my curiosity wears off and is replaced by worry.

Also, prom night ammunition? Oh, yeeeeeah.


About Dena

I'm a suburban Clevelander by way of Oklahoma City, by way of North Florida, by way of Southern Maryland, by way of Upper Michigan, by way of Northern Italy, by way of Lower Michigan, by way of Texas. Because of living in so many places, I have something in common with almost everyone I meet. I love reading, writing, and American history (especially reading or writing about American history). I'm interested in culture of place, historical trauma, and writing about the kinds of histories most people don't know about.
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6 Responses to Tea Party

  1. Fun! Thanks for the tip on Sarah Vowell’s book…I love her on This American Life!

    • Dena says:

      I’ve read Assassination Vacation twice before and it’s always hilarious. I read about how terrified she is to learn to drive, so she just doesn’t and schedules rides with friends or public transportation. Because of that, I once had a dream that i found her hitchhiking in my neighborhood. I offered to give her a ride and she and had a nice discussion about things I can’t remember. Then I woke up too soon. Hmmph.

  2. Lee I says:

    So cute!
    But, wow, does somebody own a costume store?

    • Dena says:

      Disney costumes are sold in a box “treasure chest” …my daughter had one years ago! Now this little girl’s got one.

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