This morning I was having a cup of tea. Any beverage that goes in a mug is a big deal in our house. Sean and I do not regularly drink coffee (hard to believe I know) or tea. The girls’ main exposure to mugs is when my parents stay over about once a month and have a cup of coffee in the morning. They are fascinated by mugs and the hot beverages in them. They frequently pretend they are drinking tea, or making tea, or having a cup of coffee. This morning’s conversation about my cup of tea went like this.
Ella: Me bigger, me drink you tea Mommy.
Me: You’re going to drink tea when you’re older?
Ella: (Nods vigoriusly)
Sammy: Me too! I’m going to drink tea when I’m older. Maybe when I’m six. Ella, are you gonna drink tea when you’re three?
Ella: Yeah! (nodding vigorously)
Sammy: Well, you can’t! Not until you’re six!
Ah, the grown-up age of six. Can’t wait.