For the past couple days, I've instituted 'Tea Time' w/ my ktbunch. It started because I had been baking cookies & I also had a spurt of energy & was doing a 'clean sweep' w/ everyone & promised everyone a treat as soon as we finished.
I turned on my favorite 40's cd (big band music) as we all donned aprons & went to work. I told them we only needed to work hard to accomplish as much as we could until the cd was over, then we could enjoy a treat. The not-so-littles were in charge of the front porch.
We opened all the windows for some fresh air. It wasn't long though before the chill returned, inspiring me for a warm cup of tea. I boiled the water, got out a few mugs & made tea. I made the not-so-littles w/ milk & sugar, I had my favorite, peppermint, as is.
After only setting the cd back a few songs..... ;-)...it was 'tea time'. We enjoyed 2 cookies each & I read them a Bible story. use of proper manners was naturally involved as well. It was quite pleasant.
Last night, after a long night, I decided to make my DH a warm cup of tea as well, along w/ cookies of course. I added milk & sugar to his as well. I knew he would think it rather strange @ first, not sure he's ever enjoyed a warm cup of tea before, but I prepared it lovingly anyway & knew he would like it once he tasted it.
I served us on a nice dish & sat w/ him on the couch. he kinda laughed @ first but I didn't take it personal. I told him: A warm cup of tea nourishes the soul. He took a drink & remarked how good it was. He enjoyed the cookies too.
Today we enjoyed tea time again. My not-so-littles actually asked me this morning if we were going to have 'tea time' today. This time I used real tea cups w/ the matching saucers, & matching dessert plates for their cookies. I read from my One Year Bible then decided to do a left over Christmas craft that we modified into an any season sun-catcher.
It was nice.
I hope to do this everyday......until I forget. lol