My eight year old wrote and mailed a letter to her friend this morning. And this afternoon, while I was having some nice hot tea, she asked if she could have some too. I'm always excited when the kids want to join me for tea. I quickly brought out my small tea pot and brewed some more tea for me and my girls (her older sister didn't want to be left out so she asked for some too.)
My eight year old had her cup with some reading of Miss Happiness and Miss Flower by Rumer Godden. I really enjoyed watching her reading and sipping. It was such a lovely sight. Then her sister remarked "Oh, yes, they talk about Japaneese tea time in the book. Are you there yet?"
Her comment made me smile even more. It reminded me of how she has enjoyed the small collection of Mrs. Godden's books we own. Now, her little sister is too. If you have a young daughter that enjoys doll stories I highly recommend giving some of these a try: