Sunday, February 01, 2009

a spot of quiet to go with that tea, love?

and then it was quiet. The sun made a warm spot on the futon, and I curled up with my tea, and a copy of my latest book. The book, a long-delayed read, had some suggestions.* The tea did, too.



*The Blessing of a Skinned Knee, by Wendy Mogel. It's currently being read by the parenting group at the Eldest's school, a group which isn't attended by parents of kids-in-tow. (um)

6 comments:

Lois Grebowski said...

There is nothing better than a good spot of tea. I'm a PG Tips girl. I also love Twinings Chai, and the Greys (Earl and Lady)... Occasionally I splurge on some Republic of Tea stuff...

Rachel L. said...

I've been wanting to read that for some time. Let me know how it is.

Miryam (mama o' the matrices) said...

Lois, I'm a Lady Grey gal myself, but I do like a good ginger.

Rachel, the book is sensible and often annoying. Take a stern line on little Timmy and his tennis tutor and soccer lessons and math tutor! Be strong! Be respected by your kids!

So, I get the 'be respected' thing, and yes, negotiating with the kids is a slippery slope, but I just don't think that I'm quite - quite - the target audience here. I don't need good parenting to be backed up by the rabbis of yore. It should be good, and that's its own authority.

so-o, some irritation over the parenting approach, some irritation over the use of religious material. Doesn't really work for me.

Rachel L. said...

Well, then I'm glad I saved myself from the impulse purchase a few years back. But might still like to borrow it... :)

Miryam (mama o' the matrices) said...

alas, Rachel - it's a library book! Which perhaps makes it marginally less annoying. I didn't pay for it, after all.

Rachel L. said...

oh right! The library! :) (I actually have been using it frequently...but more often for fiction) Good thing you didn't buy it either.