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We expected the first things she would say would be Dada, Mama, Nana... maybe even Baba, but probably not Granny because that might be tricky. We were right in one respect... Granny would have to wait for newly one year old Lily to say her name.

But in other respects, little Lily wasn’t going to follow the usual baby norms. Her first words weren’t Dada, or Mama, or Nana, or Baba. And not even Alexa, the word she might hear most often. No!

But with remarkable clarity, her first party piece is “cup of tea”, delivered with knowing pride.


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    Frenchie about 2 months ago

    If I could vote 10 times for this, I would have done it!
    Thank you! Love it and Lily is a beautiful name. 🧡

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    Neville Hunt about 2 months ago

    Thank you very much, Frenchie. Lily is a very determined and funny little just 1yr old. My wife is addicted to a little video of the two children disco dancing, complete with disco lights of course. Following her brother’s lead, Lily knows how to dance, with quick, teeny little steps and a smile to her mother that’s so knowing. And her name, never apparently in contention, was a surprise to everyone, including her parents, who decided upon it on a whim when she was born. Personally, I think Lily chose it herself!😊

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    Christopher 27 days ago

    Very English, for that to be her first words. I suppose here the equivalent would be "cup of coffee."

    I was born and raised in the Deep South of the USA, where tea was more popular than in any other part of the country (iced, of course). I used to drink it growing up and then I developed an allergy to it, so I had to give it up.

    I miss it sometimes.

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    Neville Hunt 27 days ago

    That’s a real shame, Christopher. Have you tried other teas like green China tea which are quite different to my favourite English Breakfast Tea?... with milk of course... none of this iced type... it needs to be so hot that it hurts going down!🥵

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    Christopher 27 days ago

    I haven't tried any other type because it breaks me out so bad and makes me itch for months if I have it that I can't take the chance on trying a different kind.

    As far as the ice goes, I guess it's being in a region where the humidity is so high in the summer that it's like trying to breathe with your face stuck inside a fat woman's underpants that made people here want to have something cool to drink! Either mint juleps (which, despite what Hollywood shows, I've never seen anyone drink), lemonade or iced tea is the preferred choice.

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