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It’ was still wet and cool outside. The aroma of peppermint filled the air inside. The table was set, with cookies and warm apple crisp, and I was just about to steep the tea when we heard a knock on the door. It was a neighbor friend, inquiring if the girls could play. Immediately, the younger two asked her if she want to join us for afternoon tea.

“Afternoon tea? Uh, sure.”

I gladly gave up my spot, but one of the girls started feeling bad for me, so I had to assure her that I’d be as happy reading at the other table, having much needed mommy time, while they have girl time. All I had to do was serve the hot tea, and they took care of the rest. Yes, even the clean up.

It was quite a delight watching them, and listening to their little conversations. They did pretty well, if I may say so myself. I couldn’t help but smile thinking that at this young age, they are already practicing the humble art of hospitality.

Tea, anyone?


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