Wednesday, June 3, 2009

a little party for a big mammal

I awoke to find that the little ones had been up bright and early and had already commenced preparations for the days festivities. Every kitchen cupboard was open. A lot of ingredients had been used and I could see the trails they had made from the shelves to the mixing bowl. In the mixing bowl was flour, sugar, egg, spinach, water, pepper, mandarin, and mandarin peel. As Manatee was the guest of honour he was already dressed in a lovely floral frock and stuffed headfirst down the back of the couch. This was to guarantee that he would be surprised. I was assuming the other toys with him were to keep him company or distracted or both.

Eventually the concoction was dished up in great dollops onto all the plates and mostly assembled in front of all the invited guests. The other plates had left their contents on the floor and had now spread from the kitchen to the dining room. The invited guests stared into space as usual.

The tea party was a great success, as evidenced by the joyful footprints all over the couch and leading into every other room of the house. The occasion was Manatee's 2nd birthday. Last month he turned 7 with a similar amount of cleaning to be done.

I wonder how old he will be next month?

2 comments:

Jules said...

i am on the floor LMAO

thankyou thankyou thankyou

i forgot how much i love to visit tummy mountain

TummyMountain said...

Thank you Jules. We are also on the floor just kind of sliding around on our tummies.