Thursday, July 2, 2009

Pinkies up

Ashley, my sister Erin and I had our first REAL tea party on Tuesday. It was nothing fancy, just some PBJ's cut up tiny and Ashley's favorite rolled up tortillas with peanut butter inside. Since it was about 85 degrees with 50% humidity we opted not to kill ourselves with hot tea and chose cold drinks instead. Ashley had a cup of chocolate milk and Erin and I had a cup of caffeine free diet Dr. Pepper. While I made the food Ash and Erin set the table and got all dolled up in princess jewelry. When it was time to sit down like ladies I showed Ashley how to drink tea- pinkies up of course! She thought it was so fun and ate a TON! There must be something extra yummy about PBJ sandwiches when they're cut extra small. I'd have to say the highlight of the tea party was when Ashley was staring at me with a huge grin and I asked her why she was smiling and she said, "My heart is sooo happy!" I asked why her heart was happy and she said, "My heart gets really happy when I have tea parties with you." I felt like I had just been handed the greatest gift in the world. At that moment I knew I was exactly where I was supposed to be doing exactly what I was supposed to be doing. Since then, my uneasiness about having no income has vanished; my job is to be Ashley and Colin's mom and Jason's wife and the little "tea party moments" are more than fair compensation.