The Zombies Are Coming…

by David Perry on May 2, 2015

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I can say now, pretty confidently, that both my children have strong interest in music and dance. Throughout the day, “Daddy finger, daddy finger, where are you????” can be heard streaming out of Ami’s room. This flows right into a howling rendition of “You’ve got a friend in me!” as she does a hippy sashay into the room.

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Benson is drawn more to the dance. He has probably watched So You Think You Can Dance more than Sesame Street. Ask him to do his “FikSun” (last season’s winner) and he’ll break out into a wild dance routine…seen below:

Lately, Ben is getting his Michael Jackson groove on…if you’re going to learn to dance, learn from one of the legends. Songs like Beat it, Jam and Leave Me Alone are all common requests in our household. One song trumps them all…THRILLER! In the last blog post, I mentioned that Ben has a strange love/ hate relationship with all things scary; Beaker from The Muppet Show scares him to death but zombies oozing with blood and dancing down the street? No Problem!

Obviously, the next stage of this progression is an obsession with Plant vs. Zombies and so Ellen got a few stuffed characters from the game and set them up in the front room, just like the game. We then approach Ben, with serious looks on our faces, and say to him “Benson, we don’t want to scare you but..there is a HUGE wave of zombies coming here…they are in the front room. Ben gets a very tentative look on his face and slowly walks to the front room. Once he sees the set up, he starts bouncing up and down on his toes, waving his hands in the air and saying “oh my God!’ over and over again. Best reaction ever to anything he has experienced.

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Bring on the next wave!

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