10 May 2006

Tuesday Teatime

Back by popular demand, it's Tuesday Teatime. The kids were sick a couple of weeks ago, then we had construction going on here last Tuesday. KidV1 pointed out that it was time to get back to doing Tuesday Teatime.

This one was fairly low key. I whipped up some treats ... we had some phyllo dough cups around from one of KidV1's cooking projects. I baked them in the toaster oven, then filled them with mixed berries (thawed from a frozen bag) a squirt of spritzy whipped cream, and a blackberry on top of each. I put French Berry Lemonade from Trader Joe's in champagne flutes (by happy coincidence it's a sparkling lemonade). I put Pooh napkins on the plates, grabbed a copy of Now We Are Six by A. A. Milne, and we were ready to go.

I read random selections from the book. We have had this as a book-on-tape for years -- it came as a set with Winnie the Pooh and House on Pooh Corner. We rarely listened to it, though. We discussed why ... I think it was tough to listen to an entire cassette of the poems straight through. Reading just a few seemed to go over just fine. It helped that some were old favorites, like Pinkle Purr, which we had read during our Cat Themed Teatime a few weeks ago.

Also, KidV2 was thrilled that I read The End, as it celebrates age 6. She swelled with pride as I read, "But now I am Six, I'm as clever as clever." We discussed that I should've read that poem on their sixth birthdays. Alas, up until this year I've been a poetry dud. I wonder what other poems I missing out on, things that should be part of our lives. Maybe future teatimes will reveal them.

1 comment:

Laurie said...

Gail- I came over from the RSyahoogroup, and I love your blog! The first thing that caught my attention was Tea Time (well, it is at the top!). I have been planning to instigate a daily tea ritual myself. So glad to hear it's a winner with the kids.
I love hearing how you implement the RS lessons. That's so helpful and interesting. Thanks for sharing that.
I also am intrigued by your Waldorf references. I am a failed Waldorf homeschooler- couldn't handle Oak Meadow, couldn't figure out how to wing it on my own. But I still love anthroposophical medicine when I can find a practitioner!