Tuesday Teatime: A very undignified tea
Thanks Tracy for sharing with us!
First, I wish to thank you for such a great idea as Tuesday Teatime.
I hesitate to send you these pictures, since they are not the usual pretty table and fancy manners. My family normally enjoys Tuesday Teatime. Sometimes we even create an elegant table. They especially like stories in verse, like “The Cremation of Sam McGee” and “The Pied Piper of Hamlin.” They were not in the mood yesterday, but I thought it would help us refocus and enjoy some words. We were dining and reading around the coffee table. It wasn’t going well; they were complaining that they didn’t like the food, and how long before they could watch TV. I started reading them silly poems by Ogden Nash, and others. They recognized the poem “The Kitten” from a choral concert they had attended on Mother’s Day. My seven-year-old son, Nishan, was enjoying the silly poems so much he took the book from me so he could read them. My thirteen year old daughter, Sarah (not in the picture), took the book from him so she could read them. Then, Rose picked a tongue twister book and the hilarity began.
In the first picture Rose and Nishan are reading each other poems. In the second picture they have fallen over laughing.
I’d say the goal of enjoying words was met. Thanks, again.
“If we argue against any branch of liberty, just because sometimes people abuse that liberty, then we argue against liberty itself.” Jean Lee Latham, in Carry On, Mr Bowditch