Annie has been enjoying playing "tea party" lately
so I got out her teacups and we had a "real" cup of tea.
We got out a teapot (and cosy) filled with water
and put some sugar and milk in the silver jug and bowl.
Then we had a delicious cup of tea.
So much concentration necessary for pouring the tea,
isn't it adorable??
It really doesn't take much to make a small child very happy
just a bit of focussed time and some imagination.
Annie did break one of these cups the next day,
but actually she is very careful with china cups and it's quite unusual for her to break them.
I think it's good for children to learn to use real china
rather than being surrounded by plastic.
This is one of the things I've changed over the years I've been parenting,
the less is more thing, works much better for all.