Once you get to baby No. 3, you don’t really need to have a baby shower. But every expectant mom needs to have a last hurrah. My totally awesome friends threw a “Favorite Things” Fiesta for me (Not a party..a fiesta so we had an excuse to gorge ourselves on my beloved Tex-Mex).
Instead of bringing a baby gift, each guest brought one of their favorite things (times five) that cost less than $5. Then we swapped our items, collected five new items, and every one left with five little gifts. Do you see how awesome this party was? Everyone got presents!
This morning I was applying lip gloss that I got at the party, and I started thinking about what my favorite things actually are. It’s an incredibly long list and most of them can’t be purchased for five dollars. Most of my favorite things are free — like the sweet smell of my baby’s breath and the all-over-warmth I feel when my dog curls up on my lap and how intensely my children listen when I read them a story.
They are things that are beautiful and simple and can not be packaged.
Tomorrow, right here on this blog, I’m going to give away one of my favorite things. It’s value is debatable. I’ll let you decide.
Until then, I want to know what your favorite things are.
I have a million that cost more than $5 but the one that tops the list costs me only time – curling up with my mini dwarft bunny Reeses and watching 80’s cartoons (which she loves) while she eats cap’n’crunch 😀
@DeMarie: Sound snugglicious!
I love your list of favorite things. 😉 Acting drunk when all I really had was caffeine with my friends is one of my favorite things. Oh, and anything fluffy or fuzzy or furry. Of course writing is at the top of the list, too.
@Madeline: I totally do the same thing with caffeine! Although, I get drunk on laughter pretty easily too!
hmm . . . this is a hard one. But if I had t narrow it down to something tangible, I would have to say PEZ. It is actually the PEZ dispensers I think that I have a thing for. You can snap them open and BAM — tiny piece of candy waiting for you.
@Trisha: No way! It has to be the sugar loaded candy. I love smarties, sweettarts, and other sugar-loaded candies to!
Lindsay N. Currie
Oooh, I love gummi peaches. I mean, how awesome are they?
Red Boot Pearl
Lying in bed when everyone is (finally) asleep and inhaling a freshly laundered pillow case… it’s the little things
Susanna Leonard Hill
The way the light looks slanting through the trees on a clear morning; the sound of rain on the roof; being inside while it thunderstorms outside; hot chocolate/coffee/tea and a good book by the fire, or playing family board games by the fire; the way it feels when a baby falls asleep on you; when the kids get silly in the car and pretty soon everyone is laughing hysterically but no one remembers why… I have a lot of favorite things 🙂