Sunday, 24 November 2013
The biggest girl made her first pot of tea today.
Daddy had gone out. We wasted no time in putting the fire on and watching last night's Strictly.
And then, in a bid to calm them down after their own ball room dancing shenanigans, I suggested we have Afternoon Tea. But, rather than me doing it all, I said they could do it instead. Once they realised I was serious, they all jumped at the chance of being trusted to try and do Grown Up Things.
The biggest girl boiled half a kettle full of water and made the tea and poured it out; the middle girl got the milk and put it in a jug; and, the littlest big girl carried the cakes (and only tipped them off the cake stand once) and made sure her tea had plenty of milk and sugar stirred in it.
They all felt proud of themselves and managed not to argue, either.