Actually, tea is for any day of the week, but the Three Sisters feel strongly that Tuesday IS tea day. Our tearoom is open a couple of Tuesdays each month but when it is not, we still have tea together. The children invite one another to a special tea time in a well appointed spot, indoors or out.
Scones are made and tea trays are set. Even the boys relish this Tuesday ritual because good food is involved.
Time and time again I am tempted to rush through tea time with the children or skip it all together.
Sometimes I come to the lovingly set tray under our huge Hemlock tree in a huff and sit down with a thud. My poor tea companions! But as tea is poured and the coolness of the creek surrounds us, refreshing more than just my over-heated body, I'm thankful for my children and that Tuesdays are for tea.
"Drink tea and make friends." Chinese Proverb