"Would you like to adventure now, or shall we have our tea first?"
- Peter Pan
As one would assume, a toddler does their best to accomplish getting actual liquids into the tea party play equipment. The older sister (of the two little girls I watch) always pulls a "just gonna go potty with the tea cup, and use the sink the whole time".
I was the same way. I feel where the girl's coming from.
Last time I watched them
"So, y'all wanna have a tea party outside?"
"No I mean like...one with real tea".
Assumed I only had green tea, figured they'd hate that shit. Had some Double spice chai black tea packets. Ripped one open filled with a sweet cinnamon scent.
A little cream, a little sugar, we had a successful tea party.