Saturday, July 16, 2011

Cheesy Tea

Mismatched plastic table and chairs…
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Overgrown weedy lawn…
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Scorched refrigerator biscuits and freezer-burned fruit chiller pops…
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Holey roses filled with earwigs…
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Thrown together hastily between ringing phones and loads of laundry and bank reconciliations…
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…nothing like I had planned in my mind.  Nothing like those elaborate photos and blog posts that inspire me to greatness in my mind.
Cheesy?  Tacky?  Mediocre at best?
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I’m busy, and tired, and I’ve got no energy to do more.
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Maybe it is enough for this moment…
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…this moment that doesn’t slip through my fingers like grains of sand but rather shoots past me faster than a speeding bullet.
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Enough?
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10 comments:

Healthy & Happy said...

Definate a memory maker!

I remember being shocked when Mom & Dad mentioned [when we were grown up] how they both wanted to sleep on Sabbath afternoons and argued over who would take the kids for a walk. I (we) loved those walks and thought they were the best and remember many.

Actually your tea looks very charming, Russian dacha style, and i would love to join you all...

TheRockerMom said...

It looks perfect to me. :)

kailani said...

Now that's what I call a tea party! She thought of everything!

Our Village is a Little Different said...

It looks like a delightful tea party to me! You're right. It flies by. Today's earwigs and burnt biscuits are tomorrow's memory treasures. Thanks for sharing.

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-Catherine

Anonymous said...

Esme loved this time with mommy I can tell! And from the looks of things it resembles a lovely tea, charming in fact! She'll never remember just what was served or that the roses had earwigs or the unmatching chairs, but she'll long remember that she and mommy had a beautiful tea time! Love you both, A Susan

Heather Lynn said...

I don't think it is anything but beautiful! In our society we have so much pressure to be perfect by societies standards instead of living up to our children's expectations. Our children just want us to spend time with them, to create beautiful memories, and this has obviously been done with this tea party.

Kympossible said...

Looks like a perfect tea party to me! And a great memory for both of you. that's what it's all about... 8-)

Jill said...

It is not always the "perfect moment" that is important, but that it was perfect in your daughter's eyes. The pictures look like she had a great time!

Giggly Girls said...

Absolutely perfect!!! She will love this memory.

Jesse, said...

What a great tea party! I'll paraphrase FlyLady - "Tea parties done "imperfectly" still bless your babies!" I bet your daughter didn't notice that things weren't just as you had imagined, but was so excited to have such a special time! I need to remember to just do it sometimes and not wait for the perfect moment...those never seem to come anyway!