The Tea Set
One day my Mother was out and my Dad was in charge of me and my brother,
who is four years older than I am. I was maybe one and a half years old
and had just recovered from an accident in which my arm had been broken,
among other injuries.
Someone had given me a little 'tea set' as a get-well gift, and it was
one of my favorite toys.
Daddy was in the living room, engrossed in the evening news, and my
brother was playing nearby in the living room 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. After she watched him drink it up, she then said, "Did
it ever occur to you that the only place that baby can reach to get
water is the toilet?"