Christmas Tea with Mermaids

December 20, 2013

Over the last few weeks, I’ve been having Christmas Tea with each of my seven nieces. I have three more to go. One today. And two in Dallas after Christmas.

I’m writing much more about that over here on Go Mighty. 

Here’s a bit:

I have seven nieces. Seven girls. Ages 14, 10, 7, 4, 3, 2, and almost 1. These people are unique individuals and all but two live within 30 minutes of my house. Still, I don’t get to see them enough. And when I do see them, it’s cray cray Lunacyville. Almost always I see them all at the same time. Exactly never have I spent dedicated one-on-one time with each of them. 

And…

Really, the activity hasn’t mattered at all. It’s mostly been fun just to connect. To sit with the two-year-old and ask her questions about her life. Deep questions like, what’s  your favorite color (pink), what’s your favorite animal (mermaid), what’s your favorite song (nonsensical song she makes up on the spot). 

Let’s just say, recently I’ve learned a lot about Mermaids who like to bake cakes.

Much more here: Conversations with Kids are Fascinating. 

As a part of GoMighty, I have partnered with Next Generation and the Clinton Foundation to sponsor this post as part of the Too Small to Fail campaign. Together, we are working to close The Word Gap.

 

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