This year I decided I would do a “favorite list” post for each of our kids on their birthday. I already had a blog post in my drafts that I started in May 2011.
It is my birthday, today.
I scheduled this to be published when I was born, at 3:31 AM, 43 years ago.
This is my list:
favorite color - purple
favorite animal - chicken
favorite movie - The Sound of Music
favorite song – Love Grows One by One
favorite game - Rummy 500, a game my best friend in college taught me.
favorite meal – Fettuccini Alfredo with shrimp
favorite breakfast – Biscuits and gravy
favorite treat - ice cream and/or chocolate
favorite drinks – coffee and any dark beer
favorite restaurant - Tempura House
favorite toy - my cross-country skis
favorite thing to do – sew
favorite thing to do outside – cross country ski
favorite thing about school – quiet days for me and great teachers that challenge my kids, and love them.
favorite job – some days it is being a stay-at-home-mom other days it is the awesome jobs I had before I had kids.
favorite thing to do with Papa – hang out and talk about the funny things that happen during my days.
favorite thing to do with Charlie – organize/sort Legos, sew and read books to him.
favorite thing to do with Henry – teach him everything I know about chickens, gardening and nature and listening to his stories.
favorite thing to do with Robbie – cuddle with him, take walks holding his hand, telling him about when he was a little baby and listening to him tell me about the things he loves.
favorite holiday - I don’t know that I have a favorite, maybe it is Memorial Day and Labor Day because I hate Mondays and those holidays make Mondays feel like the weekend.
favorite place to go - summer-time place: the waterfalls at the hydro-dam in Big Falls and winter-time place: Iola Winter Sports Club
Where do you want to go on vacation? - up north or out east to cross-country ski.
If you could have any super power what would it be? - Give my children the all confidence, health and love they need to be happy, loving, successful, and productive adults.
My other favorite things:
A good book to read at bedtime.
A bed that is made.
A clothes line full of clean clothes.
The sound of our boys giggling.
The sound of a baby breastfeeding.
The smell of my sweaty body after a long ski.
A berry patch full of berries.
A big stack of firewood.
A beach all to ourselves.
Fresh snow on the trees and on the cross-country ski trails.
Fresh corduroy on the ski trails and being the one to make the first ski tracks.