>I’ve always had this fantasy of taking my daughters to tea at a really fancy hotel. It’s one of those images I had in my head when I first got pregnant, one of those parenting moments I dreamed of having. But as a mom of three, including a restless boy, I know how quickly those types of dreams can turn to a disappointment, when kids are bored or misbehave, oblivious to how it perfectly everything played out in your head. So I always held back on making a reservation, preferring to keep the dream intact.
|Uh, oh. Faux pas. Pinkie clenched in.|
Today I went to a special tea at the Peninsula Hotel in Chicago for members of the Chicago Moms. I drank delicate teas, ate finger sandwiches, nibbled on beautiful little cakes, and I heard with growing excitement about all the child-friendly Peninsula activities. Not only does the tea and the brunch come with a special children’s buffet served at child height, but they even have baking classes in the kitchen.
|The top tier of the tea tower: Sweets!|
I was so excited that I made a reservation for Mother’s Day Brunch, finally (somewhat) confident that it would be an experience we would all enjoy, not only the girls but the entire family.
|The children’s tea platter. Kids can choose between hot chocolate and tea.|
I’ll eat my fill of little quiches, raspberry financiers, and salmon sandwiches while they’ll enjoy visits from characters, brownies with bears, and their choice of hot chocolate or tea. I hope that it’s a Mother’s Day we’ll all remember for a long time!
Wishing everyone the Mother’s Day of their dreams. Happy Wordful, Five Minutes Wordless, and Way-back wednesday. A special thanks to the Peninsula Chicago for hosting the bloggers of the Chicago Moms for this beautiful tea today.