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I'm easily amused by cuteness. For example, my family knows to pause the TiVo when the first holiday season Hershey kiss commercial of the holiday season appears. You know - the one where the kisses are ringing like bells. I smile when the final kiss rings out a long note and then wipes its brow with its paper flag.
Soft, plushy creatures are also a trap for me. I was an avid collector of stuffed animals as a child. By age 8, I had a bed full of animals. I remember lining them up by age - newest ones near me and oldest by the wall - in my twin bed every night before I went to sleep. New additions to my collection include the Pigeon, Elephant and Piggie (from Mo Willems' books) and a stuffed sloth my husband picked up at the airport on a trip a few years back.
Some new cuteness in my life is the show "Waffles and Mochi" on Netflix. During last year's quarantine, I watched all kinds of cooking shows, from the "Great British Bake Off" to "Salt, Fat, Acid, Heat." Imagine my excitement when Michelle Obama teamed up with two muppets to educate families about food. Have you seen the adorable, little plush Mochi? SO CUTE!
From Eater article; photo cred: Adam Rose/Netflix
I'm excited for a new, light-hearted show to watch as I relax in the evenings. I'll be on the lookout for more cuteness!