Tuesday Teatime: Reading aloud

Hi Julie,

We are just getting started with our first “one thing”:  tea time.  It was such a success that I stage-whispered to my husband, “Take some pictures!  I want to always remember this!”

While setting out the tea and treats (pretty simple:  graham crackers and nutella spread) I muttered, “Why don’t you get started…..?” to my daughter.  If I had finished that sentence, I would have said something like, “….with the nutella?”  But I was so surprised to hear my daughter begin reading aloud in an eager voice that I never finished my thought.  Thank goodness I didn’t!

You see, Alexa is a good reader but does not like to read aloud.  I really didn’t think about what we would do during these first tea times, but I figured I’d probably be reading aloud to Alexa, as usual.  It was such a pleasant change to hear her reading!  She was clearly inspired by the whole idea of tea time.

So that’s it, we had a wonderful time and we are looking forward to the next, and the next, and the next.  Thank you for the wonderful yet simple idea of tea time.

Alicia Powell
Jamaica Plain, MA

2 Responses to “Tuesday Teatime: Reading aloud”

  1. Lora Wolke says:

    What a delightful picture of your daughter. Look at that beautiful smile on that adorable face! I’m almost inclined to print it out and hang it on my refrigerator – just for inspiration and maybe a freewrite about that little girl – “What’s going on in this picture? What emotions does it conjure? I love the painting in the backround.
    Thanks Alicia.

  2. Alicia says:

    Thanks, Lora, for your comment! My dh (the photographer) gets all of the credit. It makes us so happy that you enjoyed the photo enough to write. I also am going to steal your idea of using Brave Writer photos as stimuli for freewriting! How brilliant! Have a beautiful day- Alicia