It was Sunday afternoon, Elyssa and Lindsay were bored. School was nearly over, so there weren't really any responsibilities, and they felt like doing something fun. After they'd been thinking for a while, Lindsay had an idea.
"Why don't we have a tea party?" she suggested.
Elyssa liked the sound of that. "What sort of tea party?" she asked.
"One like we used to have when we were little - with the little tea set and teddy bears, except without the bears... I mean, I did that - I don't know if you did but I think most of us do."
"I did," Elyssa said quickly. "In fact I still have the little tea set. I'll go get it!" She got up and trotted out of the room.
"Great!" said Lindsay.
"I don't actually remember what's in it," said Elyssa, sheepishly.
"That's alright. Let's open it and see!"
"Really? What happened to it?" Elyssa asked as she picked up a saucer.
"I think it got broken. It just lost peices one by one until there weren't any left."
"That happened to me, too, before I got this set. This one was a replacement. I got it for my seventh birthday... Where's the lid for the teapot?"
"Yes, that's it."
Lindsay held it out over the basket, and Elyssa took it.
"You're welcome," said Lindsay.
Everything was out of the basket now, and they looked over it.
Lindsay thought for a moment, and then smiled. "Why don't we just close the basket and use that?" she said, putting down the lid.
"That's a great idea!" said Elyssa. "Let's set the table."
"Have you got an extra saucer?" asked Lindsay. "I don't have one."
"It needs a table cloth," said Lindsay thoughtfully, after a while.
"You're right. Do you have one?"
"I think so. I'll be back in a minute!"
Lindsay jumped up and ran out of the room. While she was gone, Elyssa took everything off of the table.
"That's lovely!" said Elyssa, excitedly.
"I used to use it for my tea parties when I was little," Lindsay smiled. "Help me put it over the table!"
After they had arranged it they way they wanted it, they put all of the tea things back on the table.
"Yes," Lindsay agreed.
I hope you enjoyed the photostory. I have some extra pictures of the dolls' outfits, because I really liked dressing them up. (Sorry about the bad lighting.)
I hope you liked the pictures, and I'll try to post again soon. :)
Have you ever held pretend tea parties?