Start a Ritual of Tea Time with your girls!

Start a Ritual of Tea Time with your girls!
by Annette Yen
 


Tea time! Can't you just picture it? It's as if it's just
part of being a girl ... hats, little teacups, beads and
bracelets. Little girls love tea parties... and big girls
do too.
There are so many great reasons to join up with our friends
across the Atlantic and begin the tradition of afternoon
tea EVERY day, but realizing that we busy moms aren't
ready for a big step like that, let's start with a once a
week ritual to build a fabulous habit and tradition or our
girls to last a lifetime!



Why have weekly teatime?

1. It's peaceful. Let's face it ladies. For most of us life
is just a little nutty. Even for kids these days between
school, homework, extra-curricular activities, sports and
more homework, life is anything but peaceful. Provide a
once a week respite from the craziness of life around a cup
of tea. You'll see... peaceful....

2. It's fun! As I said above, girls of all ages LOVE the
ritual of tea. Something about pouring the liquid out of
the pot into lovely cups... it's just a little slice of
heaven.

3. It's feminine. Tea is an excellent time to focus on
gentleness and grace. I may get some hate mail here but
when the woman was created, she was created FEMININE! That
translates to graceful, gentle, soft...everything that you
think of when you're thinking of tea.

4. It's memory building. Think of years from now when your
girls will be recounting the fond memories of your weekly
tea together. Better yet, imagine seeing your girls start
the same tradition with their girls.

5. It's enriching. There is really no easier way to teach
your young ladies manners than at a lovely tea table.
Opportunities abound in tea time to show your little ladies
how to be kind, quiet and caring, as well as how to use a
fork, sip without slurping, etc.

6. It encourages conversation. As your girls get older it
will be easier for them to hold back what's going on in
their lives. Providing a relaxing weekly time for them to
share what's been going on will create a culture of
conversation. For this reason alone I think tea time should
be mandatory for families with teenagers.

7. It's memory building. Think of years from now when your
girls will be recounting the fond memories of your weekly
tea together. Better yet, imagine seeing your girls start
the same tradition with their girls.

Maybe it's time for you to think about starting the weekly
tradition of tea in your household this week. It's not a
difficult thing to do and resources and books abound on the
topic. Start simple and you'll see... it will become a habit
in no time.

 



Annette Yen is a home schooling mom of two beautiful daughters who enjoy tea with their mom often. Having grown up with the ritual of tea being passed down throughout the generations, Annette loves sharing her love of teatime with other moms. Annette is also the owner of the website http://www.funevents4girls.com  where you can sign up for her free "Tips for Tuesday Tea Time" newsletter.

Article Source: Lady Pens

 

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