Monday, May 12, 2008

Mother Daughter Tea

"Belle, do you want to go to the tea party next weekend?"
I was pretty surprised to hear her reply. She was thrilled with the idea... so, I bought two tickets to the tea! We entered her in the Hat Contest. We made her hat earlier that week and we were pretty convinced that she could win. Unfortunately, she did not even place, and she took it pretty hard. I looked at her face after the results were given; she turned beet red, and then... tears ran down her face. I felt so bad for her, I just wanted to scoop her up and take her to the toy store and buy her anything she wanted. I had feelings of childhood disappointments rush through my mind as I watched my sweet little girl go through the embarrassment {which was completely unnecessary, but for a child... I suppose inevitable}. After it was all over, I did take her to the store and bought her a Webkinz... and that seemed to make it all better. For her, I will post the beautiful hat that she paraded that day. In my book, she is the WINNER... and I don't care how cute the other girls were {I know, I sound BIASED... I guess I am} her hat should have won! Oh well, there's always next year... but honestly, I could take it or leave it when it comes to Tea Parties... too fussy for the likes of the Selleck girls.


Generate YFM said...

dear mom,
that was so generous of you to say that. i love you so much!

love belle!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

M, J, B, G, Sam & Sadie said...

Hey girlie-Q
I TOLD you tea parties were no fun!!! ha ha ha
Just kidding...I am so soooorrrry Belle had to go through that. It actually made me tear up just reading that...I think I am becoming a softie these days! Like seriously, I cry way too much here lately.
Anyhow, I think Belle's hat is absolutely FABULOUS and I can't believe you guys made that! I bet the time that you 2 spent preparing for the tea party (and making the hat) will be the more special memory than the actual tea party itself. You're a great mommy and you love your daughter so's always obvious she holds your heartstrings!
Love ya!

Domestic Diva said...

Cute hat! I am surprised it did not win...I've been to the tea and their hats aren't all that!
What a good cheerleader you are for Belle....that is an important part of parenting :)

tori said...

well belle boo you are irst place in my book too. i think that your hat was precious and the prettiest!

teya, you're a great mama and i am so proud of you for making her hat and taking her to the tea. i know that moment you're speaking of where you want to scoop up your sweet little child and take them away from all of the yuck. i am proud of you for being a mom of morals and lessons.

love you,