We recently picked up a book from the library entitled, Tea for Ruby. This morning, V put a note inside an envelope pretending she was Ruby and ran around the house saying, "I got invited to have tea with the Queen!"
So struck an idea in my head; as well as, an incentive for positive behavior at my midwife appointment. "Girls, I would love to take you to a surprise place today. Little girls who listen well and obey at the midwife appointment can go to the surprise place," I remark. Both of them eager to go, did their best as one can expect for a three & five year old in a room with a bed and big tub.
What better time to share a rite of passage into the world of tea time than before a baby comes forth on the scene. Today was that day in their polka dot clad outfits and excitement over going to tea with the Queen.
V later remarked, "Oh, thank you for taking us to tea dear Queen!"