Friday, September 18, 2009
I'm Bringin' it Back Yall
Yesterday we had tea at the Hendrick House.
Not sweet tea.
We cooked up some shortbread cookies and made hot tea...
like we were British.
We've been studying England this week. Super fun.
I took the boys to the store...let them pick out some tea and even bought some sugar cubes just so I could say, in the worst English accent...
"One lump or two?"
It was a festive time.
Nice to sit with my boys after a full day of school work...sip hot tea and talk.
It was ultra ghetto. Seriously. Take a look at that picture. I didn't have ANY teacups. None. My coffee cups don't match. I do not have a tea pot. Anson remembered that Lynsey gave us a sugar and creamer set. They are decorations in my kitchen. I forgot you could actually use them. Tea time was hideous. Martha Stewart would have had to "excuse herself" and go vomit somewhere.
Sipping our trashy tea...one of the boys said, "Why don't we do this every day?"
I said, "The British do. Isn't that cool?"
They decided they wanted to be British.
Why are Americans so lame?
We don't have anything cool going on here in the afternoons.
In Mexico...they get siestas. Naps during the day. Can you imagine that?
The British drink tea.
I wish I could be Mexican Englican and drink some tea every day then take a nap.
No naps and no tea in this country.
I've read tons and tons of old books filled with stories of people dropping in for tea.
How quaint is that?
What must it have been like to be less busy...to have time to sit every day and talk to friends for a few minutes while offering them a cup of tea and a scone.
I called Aaron after tea yesterday and said...
"We just had tea. I want to have tea time every day. With cookies."
"You want to be British?" Aaron asked.
Sometimes I bet he wishes I would call and say things like..."How's your day?"
"No. I don't want to be British. They don't even "have tea" anymore. I looked it up on the internet."
"That's because everyone is too busy. It's sad," Aaron said.
Well...the British can quit tea, but it's making a come back over here in our house.
We're going to sit...talk...warm our insides up...chill out and enjoy each other and enjoy life.
I'm going to try it. Afternoon tea. I'm super flaky so this might not stick...but I'm going to give it my best effort.
Garage sales...look out. I'm going British. I need some tea stuff.
Note to self: Add shortbread cookies to baking day on Monday.
Another note to self: Maybe some days you should drink hot tea and eat grapes...just so you stay in your jeans.