Tuesday Teatime: Reading aloud
We are just getting started with our first “one thing”:Â tea time.Â It was such a success that I stage-whispered to my husband, “Take some pictures!Â I want to always remember this!”
While setting out the tea and treats (pretty simple:Â graham crackers and nutella spread) I muttered, “Why don’t you get started…..?” to my daughter.Â If I had finished that sentence, I would have said something like, “….with the nutella?”Â But I was so surprised to hear my daughter begin reading aloud in an eager voice that I never finished my thought.Â Thank goodness I didn’t!
You see, Alexa is a good reader but does not like to read aloud.Â 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.Â It was such a pleasant change to hear her reading!Â 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.Â Thank you for the wonderful yet simple idea of tea time.
Jamaica Plain, MA