Sofia carefully cleaned Great-Grandma's espresso set. It turned out so pretty -- and is a bit delicate -- so it is now displayed on top of the kitchen cabinets (until we get an "official" display cabinet). I explained to Sofia that this is very old -- and a family treasure -- not for everyday "play". I needed a reason to use it (this is totally self-justification) -- and, to take it out so Miss Sofia and I can have a "special" snack time.
Here is my reason!
This is a late Christmas present to myself. Hopefully it does the job right! I got it at Wal-mart yesterday for -- $34.99! :-)