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…
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)
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.
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
A Little Square Brown Teapot
A Little China Teapot
A Little Genie Teapot
A Little Red Teapot
A Little Colorado Teapot
A Little Fancy Silver Teapot
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