I’m A Little Teapot Short And Petite – Definitely Not Stout

by Sherry Riter in Alyssa,Apple Festival,Family,Travel

When I was a little girl, I learned “The Teapot Song” which is often referred to as the “I’m A Little Teapot” song. It is a cute little song, like a nursery rhyme, about what happens when a teapot is heated up and used. The song was published in 1939 by George Harold Sanders and Clarence Z. Kelley, but was made immensely popular as a children’s game song in the 1950’s by Betty Harris.

I also often sang this song to my daughter, Alyssa. The words with body movements that imitate being a teapot go like this…

First verse:
I’m a little teapot,
Short and stout,
Here is my handle, (one hand on hip)
Here is my spout, (other arm out with elbow and wrist bent)
When I get all steamed up,
Hear me shout,
Tip me over and pour me out! (lean over toward spout)

Cute, huh?

This year when Alyssa and I went to Graves’ Mountain Apple Festival, we stopped at the little shops along the way like we usually do.

antique teapots from around the world

One of the places we stopped was an old house turned antique store that was truly LOADED with stuff. In a super small room of the store there were all kinds of very unique teapots. Alyssa started picking up one teapot after the next saying, “Take my picture, Mom!” as she posed like Mary Poppins or a fancy Victorian lady.

My camera and I can’t ever get enough photos of Alyssa, so I was very happy to keep the shutter clicking for this beautiful young woman that I’m blessed to have as my child.

A Little Teapot

I'm a little teapot

A Little Square Brown Teapot

I'm a little teapot square brown

A Little China Teapot

I'm a little teapot china

A Little Genie Teapot

I'm a little teapot genie

A Little Red Teapot

I'm a little teapot red

A Little Colorado Teapot

I'm a little teapot colorado

A Little Fancy Silver Teapot

I'm a little teapot silver

Over the years we’ve had so much fun going to the apple festival in October when it starts getting cooler and the leaves change colors in the mountains of Syria, Virginia. Now I have to survive another summer before the next one, but it will be well worth the wait. Besides, being able to spend time with Alyssa is truly a gift.

A Beautiful Young Woman

I'm a little teapot brown colorado

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Sherry Riter is also known as The Redhead Riter. Sherry is witty, intelligent and addictive as she writes about cooking, family, marriage, failures, blogging tips, art, humor, inspiration, travel, PTSD and aging. Her goal is to inspire, motivate, educate and to make her audience laugh. Sherry embraces being a redhead and helps others to see the redhead point of view…"In some eras redheads were worshipped while others thought us witches. Personally, I like the former and think every day is 'Love a redhead day!'" She can also be found on Facebook, Google+, Pinterest, StumbleUpon, Linkedin, tweeting as @TheRedheadRiter and you can subscribe to her free blog feed.

{ 6 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Philip Bond April 11, 2013 at 10:12 pm

Lovely, so too the rhyme.


2 Sherry Riter April 12, 2013 at 9:40 am

Thank you, Philip!!!! 😀


3 teresa1944 April 12, 2013 at 2:19 am

This is one of my favorite posts. She is so beautiful.


4 Sherry Riter April 12, 2013 at 9:39 am

😀 Yes she is gorgeous!


5 Joan April 13, 2013 at 2:14 pm

Yes, Alyssa is a beautiful young woman indeed! 🙂


6 Sherry Riter April 13, 2013 at 10:43 pm

Thank you. 🙂


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