Addie wanted to hang out all day with daddy, but apparently he had work. That was dumb, why couldn’t he just stay with her all the time? She was his princess so he should spend all his time with her, but she supposed that was a bit selfish of her to think that. Maybe if she attached herself to his leg he wouldn’t be able to leave? This plan, of course, hadn’t worked and she huffed while flopped on the floor for a bit when she discovered that he wasn’t going to call off work to play with her all day. Miss Avery showed up though, so she supposed it wasn’t all bad. At least she had someone to play with now instead of just having to play by herself. Miss Avery had a little girl too, hey maybe they could have a tea party? That sounded fun, but it needed sweets too. Did she know how to bake? Addie hoped that she did. She tugged on Miss Avery’s clothes a bit and looked up at her. “Can we have a tea party? A tea party needs biscuits though, and I’m not sure we have any,” she said hoping that was enough to convince the woman to maybe make some.
Babysitting children that lived in other timezones was well, an adventure. She wasn't complaining - she had agreed to babysit after all, and she didn't mind doing it. But it was a weird feeling suddenly crossing timeborders just for parts of the day. Elsie always seemed rather confused by it, especially if the jumps involved going from light to dark, or the other way around. Avery could have perhaps left her in America, but it seemed a little unnecessary to find a babysitter for Elsie, when she was babysitting herself. And it would good for Elsie to play with other children. Even if the toddler was currently napping.
At the tug on her clothes, she looked down at Addie. "A tea party?" she questioned, lips pulling into a smile. "I think that would be lovely." And of course they couldn't have a tea parties without cookies. "Would you like to bake some cookies, then?" hopefully Adrien would have all the bits and pieces in his cupboard to make cookies, otherwise she was just going to have to find a replacement for the ingredients. Which probably wouldn't go too well. So hopefully there was enough there.
Addie wanted to have a tea party, but she needed adult people to help with the preparations of a tea party. Like the snack portions, also to make tea, but that was slightly less pressing. She didn’t care all that much about tea honestly, at least not yet, she was too small to care too much about tea. She did care about biscuits and scones though, those were important things. She didn’t think they had any made though, which meant Avery maybe had to help her make some. The tiny lavamonster was far too small to be using the oven on her own after all. The tiny girl couldn’t even really see over the counter yet without a stool let alone figure out how to actually use an oven by herself. She could read, but she was a bit iffy on how to actually measure things as well, so clearly she should not be doing any part of making biscuits by herself.
Miss Avery said a tea party would be lovely, and Addie smiled. “Yay, tea parties are the best. Maybe Elsie will be awake by the time we set it up?” she questioned. The other small girl surely would like to join the tea party right? Who didn’t like tea parties at their age? “Yes! I need lots of help though, I’m too small to use an oven,” she said with a slight pout. The girl was still too small for a lot of things, but she was not too small to eat cookies so at least she had that going for her. “I hope daddy has everything to make the cookies,” she said with a slight pout, it would be very disappointing if he didn’t and she’d have to yell at him for it when he got home if that was the case.
Looking at Adeline, Avery smiled. She was a cute kid. It was nice to be able to spend time around her, even if looking after other people's children made her a little bit nervous. She still got worried she was accidentally going to do something to Elsie, let alone someone elses child... "She might be," she said with a nod. "I'm sure she'd like to join in." Even if it was just to eat the cookies. Elsie would probably enjoy a tea party, especially one that involved playing with another girl. She did enjoy trailing after Adie when the girls were together. "You are definitely too small to use the oven." At least the child knew that. "You'll just injured. And then your dad won't be very happy."
"Let's have a look to make sure he does." She hoped so too. With Elsie asleep, she wasn't about to go shopping to get ingredients to make cookies, and Adie would likely be disappointed if they did not have cookies for her tea party. Moving towards the kitchen, she started hunting through the cupboards, and pulling out the ingredients that they needed. "You know what," she said, placing chocolate chips on the bench. "I think he's got everything."
Addie didn’t want to have a tea party with just her and Avery, that seemed unfair to Elsie, so she hoped that the other girl was awake from her nap by the time everything was set up and ready to go. Still, they had to make cookies first, which would probably take a while, so she was hopeful that this would happen. “Yes, exactly! Tea parties are best with more people,” she said with a nod. She thought they needed at least three people for the perfect tea party, and she didn’t really want to use stuffed animals for that third person. Sure, she could have more cookies if it was only the two of them, but that wasn’t the point. Avery agreed she was too small to use the oven and that she would only get injured and her dad would be upset. “He’s very upsettable, we should probably not upset him,” she said with a slight frown. Which meant she definitely wouldn’t be using the oven.
“Okay!” she said, really hoping her dad had thought ahead about the possibility of tea parties and thus got the appropriate supplies for cookies or scones or something. Apparently they did have the ingredients though, and that was very good as otherwise it would have been a very boring tea party. “Yay! It would be a very boring tea party without cookies,” she said with a nod as if this was the most logical thing in the world. The point of tea parties was not the tea, no of course not, the point was the snacks and the socializing. At least, that’s what it was according to Addie.
"They are," Avery agreed. She'd used to bully her siblings into joining her tea parties. It had been easy enough to make Anakin and Geoff do it, because Geoff was smaller than her, and Anakin tended to go with what she wanted to do. Their older sister on the other hand... sometimes she would, sometimes she wouldn't. Caspian always would. Even if he was several years older, and by the time she'd been playing tea parties he was well into his teenage years. But he'd always been patient and played with her. "Nooo, let's not upset him." She really did not need to be telling Adrien that his daughter had gotten hurt while she was meant to be looking after her, because she'd decided to use the oven. That was definitely not something that she needed in her life. She did not need that anxiety.
"It would be a very boring tea party." Though something could be said for tea parties with pretend cookies. Most of her tea parties had been with pretend food. Pulling everything onto the bench, Avery smiled at the girl. "Do you have a cook book?" she asked. Avery was pretty sure that she knew how to make cookies without, but it would be good for Addie to have one. That way she would take the initiative in doing things, and make it seem like she was doing more, rather than just being told what to do.