I suppose I do like raindrops on roses, or I would...if I hung out with wet flowers enough. And I do like whiskers on kittens; primarily because I don't really like whiskers on anything else. But when it comes to a few of my favorite things...well, I have a different list. So for posterities sake ('cause I don't think Broadway is interested):
1. The smell of rain on cement.
2. The sound of heavy rain at night.
3. The tingling feeling of someone else washing and or styling my hair (oh, how I miss that!).
4. Getting inside a car that has been warmed by the sun on a brisk day.
5. Taking a nap in said car.
6. Witnessing my children as they experience something new. Especially if it changes their world...just a little.
Now this last one...it's special. This experience most likely won't happen again, but is oddly enough, one of my favoritest memories and therefore, one of my favoritest things:
7. Sitting on the floor in my kitchen (you can hate me, but it's pretty much always clean - the floor that is), with my back up against the cupboards; taking turns with a spoon, a yoplait and two smiling toddlers who inbetween bites, toddle-run the full length of the room and back before presenting their open mouths again for another bite.
For a germ-a-phobe like me, this spoon sharing thing is way out of character, but maybe that's why it's such a favorite memory of mine. I don't know, it's just that time stood still that morning and it was very happifying. I don't remember the flavor, but it was the best yogurt I ever tasted.
So sing with me now..."when the dog bites, when the bee stings, when I pay taxes"...I simply remember, I simply remember.