Tea Watching

This morning, the Hubby only had enough time to scarf down a protein bar and a mug of tea for breakfast, before we headed out to drop off Daniel to daycare and to drop him off to his morning flight to San Jose, CA (he’s attending a three-day APSA conference).  Afterwards, I would head out to work for an all-day professional development conference on my campus.

But in the kitchen, the Hubby noticed that Daniel was watching him drink his tea: eyes and head went down to see the tea in the mug; eyes and head went up to see the mug raised to the Hubby’s lips.  Down. Up. Down. Up.

“He’s watching me drink tea,” the Hubby said.

And then it hit me — Daniel had never seen tea-drinking before.  Or, at least, not paid attention to tea-drinking before, until that moment.  “It’s all new to him,” I said. “Everything’s all new.”  Daniel was also smiling as he watched the tea-drinking.  Was he amused in seeing something new?  Was it the pleasurable dichotomy of an unfamiliar action done by a familiar person?

Maybe it’s a little bit of both. 🙂

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