October 12, 2009

Singing Glasses

We had a wonderful weekend! The Buddy Walk was good fun, the kids all watched Hotel for Dogs (Hannah's choice), Kate had her last day of work at Starbucks (and Hannah got to go in and pretend to be an employee!), plus, we had Thanksgiving!!

We always take a break between dinner and dessert...so last night Hannah got into her fancy American Girl nightgown before we sat down for pumpkin pie. As usual, the mischief began...noisy noisy singing glasses!

When I was about 8 years old, our family never went out to restaurants. To celebrate my mom's first paycheck from her new job, they took us out to a very fancy restaurant. My Dad took that opportunity to teach the three children how to test for good crystal. It's a nice little parlor trick, but it's probably not so welcome at a snooty restaurant! Make sure you hold the base of the stemware with one hand, while you steadily run your wet finger along the rim of the glass.

Hannah mastered it a few years ago, and every formal dinner she starts the fun:

p.s. My counter will soon hit 10,000! Take a peek and leave me a message if you happen to be the special visitor who hits 10,000!
Addendum: That didn't take very long! Someone from Marina, CA (a new reader, I think) was #10,000 last night at 2:11 a.m. Eastern Time.


Crittle said...

Aw, man! 10,002. Congratulations!

mauimom said...

Oh, I remember doing that! Funny, I will have to show that to my kids, they will love it.

Mel said...

That's so cool- I had forgotten about doing that when I was a kid :)

Wendy P said...

I have to dig out our crystal glasses to show that to my kids - way cool!

And Beth, I wanted to tell you thank you so much for sharing Hannah with us. Your smart, sassy, funny girl makes my day and makes me look forward to what Kira is going to show us in the coming years.

Anonymous said...

That is SO cool! I love the harmony!

grammy em lee said...

Well I thought only my family when I was growing up many suns ago did the ole singing glasses at the holiday table. We used to laugh so hard. Another thing we did was to get an oilcloth table cloth with a non colored design on it and color the outline of the design on it. Did that as a teenager.

Anonymous said...

OK. My kids are too young to be trusted with stem ware. But soon I will teach them. The 7 year old tries to do that with the junk glasses. Never has much luck.

Glad T'giving was a success.