One day my mother was out and my dad was in charge of me. I was
maybe 2 1/2 years old. Someone had given me a little ‘tea set’ as a gift
and it was one of my favorite toys.
Daddy was in the living room engrossed in the evening news when I
brought Daddy a little cup of ‘tea’, which was just water. After several
cups of tea and lots of praise for such yummy tea, my Mom came home.
My Dad made her wait in the living room to watch me bring him a cup
of tea, because it was ‘just the cutest thing!’ My Mom waited, and sure
enough, here I come down the hall with a cup of tea for Daddy and she
watches him drink it up.
Then she says, (as only a mother would know… ‘Did it ever occur to you
that the only place she can reach to get water is the toilet?’