Here is my fancy tea tray. Nels dropped my log-shaped cookie on the ground and ate my giant strawberry before he realized he was going to get his own food. I didn't make him give me his cookie, though I did reclaim a strawberry.
See those teeny tiny chairs? We all sat in them. The kid next to Nels was in "show-off mode" according to his mother. "Show-off mode" meant things like grabbing my shoulder in a five year-old death grip and repeatedly taking my purse. It was a relief not to have the weirdest kid for a change.
Look how thrilled Nels is to present me with my gift! He actually was excited, it was just hard for him to muster an enthusiastic expression, what with the pink-eye and all.
The teachers worked very hard to make it a special event, and I'll look forward to Willem's turn. I'll be hoping for tea.