I suggested that some fruit with the (buttered) bread might be quite nice, but he wasn't worried about those details either, and raced off to the kitchen to whistle up some afternoon tea. I remained on the sofa and kept quiet.
He soon returned with two kebab sticks threaded with plain crooked squares of bread, and presented one proudly to Esther. A true feast.
A few days later I got to have my turn - let loose and dream big. I had been thinking of banana sandwiches for afternoon tea, and they somehow turned in to sandwiches on sticks. Butter and honey sandwiched in to bread, with sliced banana and strawberry. A feast for the eyes as well as little tummies.
Before I was a Mama I never dreamed of how hard it would be. But I did dream of doing the fun stuff like this. It's nice to be able to squeeze it in every now and then.
We've been doing a lot of smoothies lately too, they're becoming a staple mid-afternoon pick-me-up. We're loving bananas, berries, mangoes, apricots, peaches... and some of my friends venture in to the world of green veggies. Anything goes. And I always make sure there's some leftover for me too, it's hard to get through an afternoon without one.