Wednesday, November 9, 2011

A Few of Her Favorite Things

I was at the office the other day when a co-worker asked me if I'm taking lots of videos of Norah. He told me he's so happy he did, and how his family loves looking at the videos just to see how much their children have grown. I can't stop thinking about that.

I do take some video, and a ton of photos. And this blog is meant to be a chronicle of her life as well. But I was thinking of making Norah a Favorites List.

How cool would it be to look at your own Favorites List from when you were a kid? Granted, I don't remember anything from age 2, but if I were to look back on some imaginary list from my childhood, I'd probably laugh at what I thought were the greatest things on earth.

Me as a Kid

Favorite movie: Annie, Goonies
Favorite song: "The Greatest Love of All" by Whitney Houston
Favorite color: Pink
Favorite books: Goodnight Moon, Little Women
Favorite stuffed animal: Princess the dolphin and Snoopy
Favorite food: Fun Dip
Favorite shows: Scooby Do, Thunder Cats 

Ryan says he doesn't remember that stuff. I was going to ask his mom what his favorites were, but she'd give me some bullshit answers (Oh, he was really into Dussek and String Theory documentaries.) when in reality, he probably liked He-Man and Bubble Tape just like the rest of us.

Anyway, here are some of Norah's favorites:

Movies: Ponyo, Wall-E
Shows: Scooby Do, Blue's Clues, Dora
Songs: "Twinkle Twinkle," "Stuck Like Glue," "A Dream is a Wish"
Books: Pajama Time, What Do Smurfs Do All Day, Terrible Kangaroos
Toys: Tow truck, balls (which she pretends are eggs or babies and puts them in Mongo's bed as a nest. She named them House, Kitty Ear, and Cogee.), kitchen.
Games: Pretend, Don't Break the Ice, Go Fish
Stuffed animals: Bear Bear
Food: Noodles and peas.
Spirit animal (yeah, I asked): Unicorn
Adventure: Visiting farms
App: Blue Birds (aka, Angry Birds)
Blanket: Yo Gabba Gabba
Doll: Go Go

What are some of your kids' favorites, or your favorites as a kid?


  1. Oh, I love doing this!

    We have 3 boys, and we've been doing a favorites list on every birthday.

    The way they change: it's not bit by bit. IT's in jumps.

    I love this idea.


  2. I love the idea of making it a birthday tradition.

  3. This is a great idea! I wish I had done it with my girls who are 15 & 10, but maybe I can backtrack & write it down. Jake is 5, and every night he wants me to read "Hug" by Jez Alborough. Every page has a different animal mother huggin her baby/babies, and so every page Jake squeals "Hug!!!" and gives me a huge hug. I hope I never forget these moments. It'll help if I write it down.

  4. I love this idea!

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