I'm skipping my family's chili party, friends' tacky party, and a million other things that have kept us hopping!
Instead, I will start with the lovely little Mother Daughter tea we threw the Sunday before Christmas.
The craft table was bumping- I got these darling little gingerbread house foam kits from AC Moore, and Meg picked up the cutest necklace kits. I had grand plans for adorable homemade crafts, but these were cuter. And already done. Seriously, AC Moore has a fantastic selection of party craft kits, especially around the holidays.
So twenty-plus little girls are getting settled in to listen to Mrs. Claus read a Christmas story. I'm ready for a little breather myself, so I plop DH in a seat, and have a little sit.
As the story begins, Dell Harper turns to me. Her face is bright red. She points at her mouth, but is unable to talk. Suddenly, I realize she is choking! And I completely freeze up, unable to do anything but say "She's choking!". A friend says "Hold her upside down!". I sling her upside down, and two friends pound her back. Sure enough, she throws up sugar cookie all over the floor. On the hardwoods, not the beautiful Persian rug (whew!).
Mrs. Claus doesn't miss a beat throughout.
Dell Harper was bouncing around a few minutes later, after she recovered from her embarrassment. I knew she was fine when she started snagging tea sandwiches off the platter while we waited for my mama to come get her.
Ain't that always the way. You have grand plans for an adorable lady-like holiday tea party, with your little angel. Instead, she crams a sugar cookie the size of her face in her mouth, chokes, and upchucks everywhere while hanging upside down.