Miss Mattie was going on three. I had invited her and her mother to join me for tea. Planning a simple menu was easy to do.
Putting out the fine china set from my mother-in-law with the story of Little Red Ridinghood was my pleasure. Long-long ago, I created my motto for life that I live by today,
"People I cherish and things I use."
Miss Mattie's eyes opened so wide when she saw the table sit so pretty. Her "awe" spoke poetry to her mother and me.
Her eyes stayed wide open watching what her mother and I did. She then did it too. The napkin she laid over her lap. "Yes, please," she said like her mommy and me.
However, she used two hands to sip her chilled peach tea from the antique teacup. Miss Mattie was a joy to be hold as she tasted the tiny treats.
Manners weren't taught that day. They were caught.
Mother-daughter teas make meaningful memories. What is your delight?