This is the Piper’s favorite drink: steeped Orange Spice Tea with one dollop of honey, one ice cube, and a dash of apple juice. She’s been fighting a cold lately so she orders even more “spicy tea.” Why wouldn’t a girl who’s spicy herself love a little hot toddy with a kick? It suits her. Piper, too, is a zesty blend.
A big part of Piper’s spiciness is her ability to get everyone to do what she wants. This afternoon I was praising Piper’s dad because he’d spent the afternoon meeting her every need. “You have a good daddy, Piper,” I said. “He helped you get ready for ballet and took you to class.”
“Uh huh,” Piper agreed.
“He picked you up from school and made you a snack.”
“He’s making dinner and cleaning out your lunch box.”
“Uh huh. Yep. He’s a good daddy because he does everything I tell him to. Now, can I have some tea?”
It sounds like Piper should switch culinary places with me. Maybe her Orange and Spice tea is preparing her for future travels in India!
Thanks so much for reading, Melissa! Piper would love the flavors of India. She’s always liked spice and the hotter, the better. It was hot to see a toddler enjoy hot sauce, but she is who she is.
Hey, you were on a roll there. All you had to do is reply, “and Daddy’s going to make you some tea”.
Well, we all know Daddy made the tea. He does as Piper commands.