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Valentine’s Day Contest- Tea Party

Posted on: February 13, 2012

Sorry to send out two blog postings in a row, but I messed up!  The contest I entered was suppposed to be a story for children.  (guess I didn’t read the fine print).    The  Valentines Day Contest rules ask to submit a childrens poem or prose in no more than 200 words, about an unlikely couple. So here is my entry, still with the tea theme, but for children.

Tea Party 

Sara made sure she didn’t drip while she poured the tea into miniature china cups.

She smiled at Theodore over her tea cup and fluttered her eye lashes, as she took a sip.

“Isn’t it a lovely day for a tea party in the garden?” she said as she looked around at the tulips pushing their way up out of the damp ground.

“Would you like a cookie?” Sara placed an Oreo on the side of her male companion’s plate.

She carefully unfolded her tiny napkin and placed it on her lap before she took a bite out her cookie.  She didn’t want to mess her lovely white pinafore she wore just for him.

“How was your day?” she asked her charming but silent partner. “Did you work hard at the office? I spent all day cleaning the house and baking these cookies.  I wanted you to have a special Valentine’s Day.”

Sara reached over and straightened Ted’s tie.

“I think someone needs a shave,” she said as she touched his fuzzy cheek.

“I sure love you Theodore and I hope we can get married one day soon. Maybe when I turn six.”

Teddy didn’t say a thing.


23 Responses to "Valentine’s Day Contest- Tea Party"

Ah Theodore – what a lucky bear you are! I miss the days when my daughter would play tea party with all her stuffed friends.

It is a sweet Valentine’s story – thank you for sharing!

My daughter didn’t do that but I did! Thanks for stopping by my blog Cathy.

Love the Teddy bear. At least this way you got to write two pieces. 🙂 Best of luck with the contest. Didn’t I say that last time?

Thanks Laura. I was so in love with my Teddy Bear when I was little. Now I am married to a big teddy bear so I guess it all worked out well.

Love it! i can picture my 6 year old AND my 9 year old behaving this way with their teddies. 🙂

My teddy was my best friend and I didn’t go anywhere without him. Thanks for visiting my blog Rebecca.

This is so cute. I love beary, beary much.

Thank you berry much Penny!

I mean thank you beary much!

Hi Darlene,
Lovely tea party tale…little ones would definitely relate to it. I love the way she straightened his tie…that made it so evident he was really “real” to her. 🙂

Sooooooo cute… I did that when I was little, and I now have a big teddy bear, to…..lol.

This is really cute! My sister actually does this 🙂 I agree with Ms. Klostermann, I love it Beary Much!!

What a sweet story! I can perfectly imagine this tea party scene! It makes me miss those stuffed animal tea party days 🙂 Thanks so much for not only joining in the contest, but writing your entry a second time! Boy am I going to have my work cut out choosing finalists!!!!! 🙂

Ah, the strong, silent type, I see. Alas, I sure hope this isn’t a case of unrequited love! Very sweet story, Darlene. 🙂

Adorable! Teddy never had it so lucky.

Your entry brought a smile to my face. Sara reminds me of my six year old. And I love the line, ‘I think someone needs a shave.’ 🙂

This is so cute. Made me smile. Great entry.

very cute story! love tea parties myself and my daughter is now enjoying her share.

Adorable, thanks for sharing with us

There’s nothing better than a teddy! Great story.

Very cute! I had a very clear imagine of the tea party as I was reading.

Thank you everyone for enjoying my Tea Party story and for all the wonderful comments! There were many great entries in this contest.

Aw! I like the way this story ended.

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