Thursday, March 19, 2009

a spot of tea...


When K was born she changed my identity. I was a mom of boys. After three of them, I just figured that I was always going to be a mom of boys. I understood boys. It felt right. Now suddenly...I was a mom of a girl. Gulp! What in the heck do you do with girls? Sure, I was one myself....but I never understood me! How could I raise a .... girl?

Well, one of the first things I did was go shopping for a tea set. Mike went with me and then later my mom joined me in picking out a tea set. We found a cute little store close by that was run by two elderly sisters. They had tea sets galore. However one in particular spoke to me. I brought it home and put it in the china cabinet waiting for the day that we could have tea time. In my mind it was going to be the time to just chill and talk. We could learn a little about manners, have a few little treats...but mainly I wanted it to be a time to connect with her. I hoped that it would be something that K would love and that she would treasure that time we spent together. I started early with her and didn't worry about using my new china set. (we bought extra cups and saucers just in case!) It was for a special time and time spent with her is always special. My plan is to give her the tea set when she gets married and I do hope she has some little girls in her future.

Yesterday was tea time. For the treat, we decided to make some cucumber sandwiches without crusts of course!!

Don't they look yummy? Isn't that tea set cute?


We have ice cubes in our tea cups instead of sugar lumps! We both prefer ice tea on most days. The tea for the day was Mango Black Tea.


Yep, she enjoys our special times.



The treats don't hurt, either. ;o)


Sometimes tea time lasts even longer then the treats though. Isn't that they way it should be?

4 comments:

Bird, Frizzy and Our Little Yaya said...

What a beautiful gesture and set. I have tea parties with my daughter all the time but they're with plastic cups and pretend tea for now.

Queenie Jeannie said...

I can't wait till my Isabella is just a bit older so I can play tea time with her too!!!

So Not Mom-a-licious said...

Hello! I am stopping by to give you a big welcome to the SITS community! It's a great thing to be a part of. We always enjoy new bloggers and hope to see you around.

StephF said...

Ahhh, thank you for reminding me about tea time! My oldest daughter is 5 1/2 years old & I have NEVER had tea with her! Shame on me! That will have to change very soon...