Can digital kids appreciate tea time? Yes, they can. As can Digital Mom.
Last Friday we took Grandma and Nana to tea at our favorite tea room as an early Mother’s Day present. While my daughter is a regular, my boys have only been one other time. They anticipated the event almost as much as they anticipate buying that Nintendo DSi they’ve been saving for. All week the 5-year-old asked, “Is today the day for tea? I love those little foods.”
What beauty there is in slowing down, in waiting for tea to cool, in eating tiny sandwiches and slathering clotted cream on a scone. In a world where we spend much of our time looking at a screen, it was a joy to look into each other’s faces and to share in the experience and the laughter with people we love most.
It was an afternoon without the distraction of the digital world. It was sweet, and even the digital boys enjoyed it. Of course, their enthusiasm may have had something to do with the sugar cubes, but I’ll take what I can get.
Photo credit: justmakeit (flickr)