1. Ear plugs for babies: bright hazard orange balls of silicon with just enough stickiness to stay put when mashed into place.
2. Lentil stew with kale, garlic, carrots, tomatoes, savory, bay leaf, oregano, and green curry paste.
3. La la la, la la la, Elmo's Song! "To think he wrote it himself!"
4. Baby giggles when one cleans under their chin.
5. Compact fluorescent light bulbs that last a looong time, use hardly any wattage and put out hardly any extra heat.