Elise will not be attending the Princess Tea tomorrow. Amelia will be going to a Princess Tea, complete with a Ball Gown and china tea cups...it was supposed to be a Grandma/Granddaughter Tea.
I feel a tiny bit guilty that Elise won't be attending. She will not completely miss out. Her grandmother will be doing something special with her another time. It's just that "Bull in a China Shop" doesn't begin to cover it. She hates tea. Won't drink it. Hates tiny sandwiches. Spits when she doesn't like things. Has no tolerance for princess gowns...likes them for only about 30 seconds. Insists on running, hates shoes, and tends to break things...and tends to strip when uncomfortable. See? No tea party=good idea.
Elise runs wide open. All in or all out. She is emotional and strong and confident. There is no shy violet...she knows what she wants and goes for it...for good or ill... There is never a lost opportunity...hers is NOT a life half-lived!
I want to be like her when I grow up.