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Tuesday, March 15, 2016

I know what I like

A few years ago my aunt introduced me to a charming book called I Know What I Like by Norma Simon. Soon after, the girls and I read the book together and then each of us tried our hand with this structure. Each of their pieces gave me insight into who they are. I recently thought of these pieces and remembered that I had never finished mine so here goes:

I Know What I Like

I know what I like.
Do you know what you like?

I like to make treats for my family.
I like to make new projects out of the material in my stash.
I like to make organized plans - for anything.
But I don't like to make dinner for picky eaters.

I like to touch a dog's soft fur.
I like to touch a baby's foot.
I like to touch a new book.
But I don't like to touch bugs.

I like to be with my family.
I like to be at the beach.
I like to be in a soft, comfortable chair with a good book.
But I don't like to be in crowds of people.

I like to smell the ocean.
I like to smell homemade bread.
I like to smell cinnamon and vanilla.
But I don't like to smell a dead skunk on the road.

I like to see my family all together.
I like to see newborn babies.
I like to see musicals.
But I don't like to see children being disrespectful to others.

I like to hear my children playing their instruments.
I like to hear about a child placed in a loving home.
I like to hear people say that they have been touched or changed by something our family said or did.
But I don't like to hear my children fighting.

I like to taste my mom's apple pie.
I like to taste peanut butter in anything.
I like to taste ice cream, licking it slowly off the spoon, enjoying every mouthful.
But I don't like to taste cold medicine.

I like to catch my children making good choices.
I like to catch someone's eye in the middle of a good practical joke.
I like to catch a good show, especially if I know someone in the cast.
But I don't like to catch the stomach flu.

I like to try new foods (but this wasn't always the case, sorry, Mom).
I like to try on new clothes even if they're only new to me.
I like to try to create new objects out of up-cycled fabric.
But I don't like to try new things in front of people.

I like to pay Balderdash.
I like to play practical jokes.
I like to play in The King's Strings.
But I don't like to play games with competitive people.

I like to go to the beach.
I like to go to historical sites and museums.
I like to go on vacation with my family.
But I don't like to go to parties.

You know what you like and don't like.
I know what I like and don't like.
I like being me.


2 comments:

  1. This is one of my regular writing assignments when I'm working with young writers. : )

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  2. Oh Cindy (my name friend) This is great! Wow! I can tell you put a lot of though into this writing. I hope you don't mind I will capture it for a future writing idea. I just might have to check out the book you acknowledged too.

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