This is what my husband received for his 44th birthday…. a dance video game. There could not have been a more perfectly suited gift for my dance-loving husband. He might even learn some new moves to add to the only two that he’s been doing for at least the 25 years I’ve known him. He is mildly addicted already. He’s even got the top score on several songs! And with our eyesight starting to make tiny script undecipherable, the front of this game actually looks like it’s for AGES 40+. Perfect.
Not only is it teaching dance moves to my husband, but it’s teaching English to our little girl, who is trying desperately to learn English. We have been home from Colombia for seven weeks now, and she is saying more and more sentences in English every day! Her words could definitely be labeled Spanglish! Half and half to the core, mi dulce niña! The only problem with learning English from a dancing video game is that if you don’t know the words… you make them up. And when you are making them up from a VERY limited supply of English words that you have learned in 11 weeks, it’s quite entertaining! Here is my favorite:
Hot Stuff by Donna Summer now sounds like a dinner order at Macaroni Grill: “Lookin’ for some pasta baby this evenin’. I need some pasta baby tonight …. pa pa pa pa pa-sta-a.”