We took P to see Rio a few weeks ago. She loved it and was dancing in the theater. A few days ago we had a conversation:
P: I like Rio music!
Me: It’s called Samba. It’s what they play in Brazil.
P: I like Samba! It’s in my blood! I want to get some Samba!
Today P woke up and wanted to listen to Samba. Clearly it wasn’t a phase. I went onto iTunes and downloaded a few songs from Sergio Mendez and Astrud Gilberto. I texted Dave “want to be a hero? can u buy d soundtrack to rio? she wants it n u’ll be d hero for bringing it home”.
Dave came home with the disc and the happiness/surprise/adoring look on her face was priceless….as was her dancing the rest of the night. I love it when movies inspire culture like this!
When we sat to eat I started crying. I went to Rio 12 years ago. Twelve years ago I dreamed of sitting at the dinner table, with my family, listening to Samba and it was now happening! It was so emotional to see my dream come true!