|My favourite mug|
And now that I am a mum of two, I appreciate even more what a tea break is really for. My life involves: enjoying time with my two babies and trying to bring them up well; quality time with my husband; working to earn money; a small bit of charity work; working to build the Ready Steady Mums community; some academic research; exercising; socialising; household tasks etc....
Busy, yes. Even more important to drink tea I say.
My babies are sleeping now. I've got my cup of tea next to me. So here we go with:
What does it mean to me to be someone who makes and drinks tea?
- I am realistic about what I can achieve with my time.
- I don't lose perspective in life, I can see both the woods and the trees properly.
- Committing to a tea break, and having integrity to stick with it, means I'm making the best job of every task I do, in the time I have to do it.
- If someone else made the tea for me, they are a really great person I'm lucky to know.
- The nice warm feeling of holding and drinking the tea gives me a nice warm feeling.
- I am hydrating myself and that makes me (and my breast-fed baby) more healthy (I drink my tea weak so not too much diuretic effect).
- I can have meaningful, fun, interesting conversations over a cup of tea.
- Tea time gives my mind a break to do some prioritisation - and more importantly, some de-prioritisation.
....OK, so it's not actually the tea is it? It's wanting to be the kind of person that drinks tea!
For me, I'm a tea person if I spend every moment in life doing what I feel I should be doing at that very moment.
Right now, I'm going to get the babies up from their afternoon sleep - time for a play.
Happy weekend everyone!
PS Last night I got back home, freezing cold, having missed one train, had one cancelled and the last one very delayed and walked home in the dark. My husband and 2 year old son greeted me at the door with a cup of tea (tea is one of the word's he knows - my son that is, well my husband knows it too actually). Anyway, "mummy's tea" made "mummy happy" (quote) so I decided to write a blog entry about tea today.