Monday, March 24, 2008

My Marriage and Tea

Over the past few months, my wife and I have been enjoying "tea time" in our living room; it is a time where we can sit together, enjoy a pot of tea (tea always tastes better when steeped in a pot as opposed to a mug), nibble on a little sweet treat and talk... no kids, no chores, no work. In the old days, we used to call it "couch time" (from the Growing Kids God's Way parenting course). It is amazing how easy it is to forget to spend time together on a regular basis with no interruptions and no distractions. Although tea may not be good for the teeth, it is good for my marriage.

Anyway, I came across this article on the "Abondante Living" web page, which gives the scoop on tea drinking traditions.

6 comments:

Mike Wilkins said...

Tea on the couch after supper. Ah yes. A grand idea. And if your experience and perseverance resembles ours, you will find in due time that your teenaged children (It happens!) will sign up for the program and eventually brag about it to their friends and treasure the tradition and return home to visit, looking forward to that half hour each evening. Go for it! Look forward to it!

Barbara said...

I have nothing brilliant to add but I do feel you always need more than one comment so that the "uffish thoughts, burbles,etc." line makes sense with the "plural" thing. You know what I mean? before I wrote this it said you had "1 Uffish ThoughtS" and well, that just bugged me. :-)

(tea shared at someone else's house, in someone else's pot is not quite, but almost, equally satisfying. My pot is big enough to make 6 cups so perhaps you, your mountain top wife, your mechanic and his compassionate wife could all come some day and partake. My pot is made by the Sadler company, which is really the only way to go) :-)

Jeremy W. Johnston said...

Barbara,

Thanks for being a guardian of grammar on my blog...

and Mike,

I am not sure I believe my sweet children will become (gasp) teenagers... Although tea drinking teens seems quite civilized. You continue to be a beacon of hope in my life of child rearing trials.

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Mike Wilkins said...

Yes, well, brace yourself, brother. After the teen years come the irresponsible tweens. It's all there in JRRT. (Have another big mug of tea!)