I have been on the blog long enough to know that fellow blogger Broken Arrow likes kareoke, and is good enough to share some of his renditions with us.
Fast forward to home of the Senses. We own a Play Station 2 which Santa brought. The games are rather expensive and the kids have their favorites plus we rent some from the local Family Video. While I wouldn't quantify it as quality family time, we do have fun trying to beat one another at Dance Dance Revolution.
DD10 was at a friend's two weeks ago and did a version of Kareoke. She convinced the other kids to chip in their monthly allowance from their grandma to purchase this item.
We headed to Toys r Us yesterday with their cash and my $10 off coupon (I had hoped this item wouldn't be that expensive and I could get some practical like socks or undies for free with coupon). The item was $49.00 less the $10 then the $4 tax. My OOP was $4 to cover tax, the value of this item is priceless!
Having parents in their 30s, my kids have listened to 80s music forever. They opted for the 80s version (compared to the 90s and pop and some other version). First off, my kids have great talent - there is a playback feature and they sound really good. Even the three year old who knows some odd refrains to some of the songs. They performed at Hopeful level. DH and I cannot harmonize, carry a tune, read the words that accurately, or hold a note. We were awful and we were ranked Tone Deaf.
Aside from the fact that some of the me in make-up confused by DD9 (like Boy George), we had so much fun! We laughed until we cried (after listening to ourselves). I never would have thought that such a contraption could further our family fun.
I also had to realize that prior to the transaction that my children are making choices with their money. I cannot be allowance gestapo - they will make right decisions, and they will make wrong decisions.
Now go and find BA's blog and listen to some of his quality songs. I gotta go sing a round of Our House by Madness, then Everyone Wants to Rule the world by Tears for Fears.
BA - This one is for you - Rather Off-Topic
June 11th, 2008 at 01:38 pm