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Flower girl expertly schools her dad on not embarrassing her when she walks down the aisle

This little girl has "future CEO" written all over her.

little girl in a red dress gesturing with her hands

Dad got a lesson from his young daughter in wedding etiquette.

Some kids are natural born leaders, and one adorable flower girl is a prime example.

A video created by the Lomelino Family and shared by weddingz.in on Instagram shows a little girl in a fancy red dress talking to her dad about the wedding in which she's to be a flower girl. Clearly, she has done her homework and put a lot of thought into how her role is supposed to go—as well as anticipated where it might go awry.

For instance, she tells her dad he can't call her name when she's walking down the aisle. Obviously, Dad's got a reputation. And when he asks if he can call out, "Princess!" instead, she full-on womansplains weddings to him, complete with a classic patient-but-exasperated brushing bangs away from her face move.


For real, this kid will be running a company someday. Watch:

But that video is only a highlight reel. The original video shared by the Lomelino Family on YouTube in 2015 includes a bit more footage, including the little cherub telling her father he doesn't understand weddings. At all. Watch:

The comments sum up her precociousness perfectly:

"Baby girl is going to be a CEO. I know leadership skills when I see them!"

"Her saying 'Dad' with her hand mannerism around her face looks like she mimicking her mom while correcting her Dad! 😂😂😂 This will never get old. Bless her heart!"

“'Dad, we’re professionals and we will be walking down the aisle doing professional things.'”

"I love her boardroom explaining hand gestures! 😂😂😂 She is trying to sell her idea to dad, who lacks the veteran flower girl experience of this little cutie 🤣🤣🤣 Her patience is humbling ❤️❤️❤️🤗"

The little girl is now a high schooler, and unsurprisingly, she says she's "interested in business stuff." Get it, girl. You were clearly born for it.

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The best Valentine's gift for when you want to go beyond chocolates and flowers.

With Valentine's Day around the corner, we are looking everywhere for the perfect gift - something not too big, not too small - something that lets your person know you were thinking of them. And something, dare we say, that comes in a cute little red box. What could be better than this darling tea sampler from the Little Red Cup Tea Co?

Organic Tea Sampler

Little Red Cup Tea Company is a company worth getting to know. Their teas aren't your average grocery store tea blends. Each tea is complex and aromatic, with a unique flavor profile. Little Red Cup Tea Company offers so many amazing organic varieties of Chinese teas that the Four Tin Gift Sampler is probably the best way to start exploring their offerings for yourself or (more importantly?) for the tea lover in your life. This customizable sampler is an invitation to try four of the teas Little Red Cup has to offer. Whether they're a seasoned tea connoisseur or just beginning their journey into the world of high-quality teas, this sampler offers a personalized experience that is sure to be appreciated. The sampler is offered all year long, but it is decked out in a fancy red box just for Valentine’s Day.

With the Little Red Cup Four Tin Gift Sampler, you can choose from preset configurations like Four Green Teas, Four Black Teas, Two Black Two Greens, or The Spectrum, or you can mix and match to create your unique assortment. So whether they love sweet subtle green teas, or pungent and smokey black teas,, or you don’t even know where to start, each tin in the Four Tin Gift Sampler offers an unparalleled tasting experience that will introduce you or them to new possibilities.

The Little Red Cup Four Tin Gift Sampler opens up a whole world of high-quality organic teas, and it is a wonderful way to show you care about the planet, as well.

Making the world a better place starts with the choices we make every single day. However, these choices don’t have to be difficult. In fact, thanks to the Little Red Cup Tea Company, even something as simple as having a cup of tea can promote a cleaner world and a better future. The Little Red Cup Tea Company is a family-run business that’s redefining what it means to enjoy a cup of tea. By embracing a mission to sell superior artisanal teas that are certified organic and fair trade, this company is making the world better, one cup at a time. So if you’re looking to take the tea drinking experience to the next level—and you want to make the world a better place at the same time—check out some of the bold and aromatic teas Little Red Cup has to offer.

The Little Red Cup Philosophy

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Commitment to Sustainability

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Join the Little Red Cup Family

The Little Red Cup Tea Company is more than a brand; it's a movement. Each cup of their sustainably sourced, organically grown tea represents a step towards a better world—a world where quality, ethics, and environmental consciousness go hand in hand.

If you’re ready to explore a new world of exquisite flavors and truly sustainable practices, click here to order your Little Red Cup Four Tin Gift Sampler special Valentine’s Day edition today.
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