Friday, June 03, 2011
Mother Daughter Tea
My friend from church, Kirsten, organized several of the women I know to do this book called "8 Great Dates for Moms and Daughters" by Danna Gresh. We'll do them each on our own with our daughters, except for the 6th date. For that one we'll all meet at a mall in September and do it together since it's about having friends who will keep each other mutually accountable in regard to clothing choices.
All of the dates are an introduction to biblical womanhood for young girls around the age of 10 to 12 or so. The first one was a tea party. Another friend of mine recommended this British tea room called the Wildflower cafe. It was perfect. We all dressed up in beautiful floral dresses. The girls had the princess tea and I had "high tea" which basically came with things like tiny cakes, scones, different flavored teas, and little stuffed shrimp crescent rolls. We even had real tea cups, each one unique.
Then we talked about how we treat ourselves and how we let others treat us and what that says about us. I asked the girls if they wanted to be special and priceless like fine china or something disposable like Styrofoam. All three of my oldest girls, Danya, Gloria, and "Junie B." really seemed to understand the lesson. I've heard them talking about it a few times since. We've also gotten a lot of questions about what we're doing and a lot of mothers interested in trying it, too.