Friday, November 30, 2007

Tea Time

Barnacle Boy is good at self-care. Once I came home to find him in the living room, watching TV, with his feet in a pan of water. When I asked what was up he told me he'd had a stressful day and needed to relax. I haven't caught him soaking his feet for a while; now when he's had a stressful day, he makes himself a cup of chamomile tea or takes a bath. I even bought him his own personalized supply of loose chamomile to use.

A friend bought me this amazing penguin that holds your tea bag on his nose and whisks it out of your cup when the timer goes off. No more oversteeped tea. The boy loves it, but couldn't find the bags to put the tea into. He tried a tea ball, but the flowers were packed in so tight they couldn't steep. Mom to the rescue. A pair of pliers, a metal tea filter and Mr. Penguin was ready to time.


  1. Now that penguin timer is oh so cool. I have never seen one of those!!!! I am easily amused.

  2. Anonymous9:05 PM

    That is really neat (even though I don't drink tea).

  3. Cathy...if you REALLY need one, you can find it here.