Thursday, January 20, 2011

Tea Time

Years ago, when all the kids were home and we lived in Alaska, we had the habit of  a daily tea time.  This is really simply a fancy snack time.  We loved it. It was a time in the midst of all the various studies and activities for all of us to sit, talk, share.....and use favorite mugs and tea cups.

The girls moved out of our home. The older boys didn't want to "break from school" as they were DRIVEN....and then they began working. It was HOT in TX and having a hot drink didn't appeal as much anyway.....

The younger ones and I started this again a bit ago. The snacks can be as simple as graham crackers, fruit, crackers and cheese, cookies....sometimes we'll have special treats....always Green tea for Mom and hot chocolate for the kids.  Even cabin feverish day becomes special with a special tea time. 

Jared has started breaking from homework to join us.....and this is just perfect as we often have a late dinner due to Michael's work hours. 

If we have a narration for one of the children to do this will be a good time to do it. If someone has fallen in love with a story in school (currently the Wright brothers for the young boys) they can share. I'm toying with adding a bit of the Word to this time....but I'm also toying with leaving it alone and letting it simply be. 

Just thought I'd share. 

Choosing Joy!
©2010 D.R.G.
~Coram Deo~
Living all of life before the face of God...


Cynthia said...

I vote for letting it be.. not that I have a vote :).... We all tend to take snack times at different times of the day. Maybe I should try tea time again! Thanks for the reminder :)

Anonymous said...

if it work's don't change it........ the kids and/or more especially the Lord will let you know if a change is needed.

love/prayers -- Mom T .

Renee said...

Sounds like a great time with your kids. I'm sure they love this time to just 'be'