It's time for another round of Random Thoughts with Scarlet. Enjoy!
One of the things I do on Fridays is declutter my email inbox. I try to take action on everything that I've been keeping in there for the past week as reminders. As I am typing this, it's Friday, and I'm going through those emails. But the people keep sending me emails! This is taking much longer than it ought to be taking.
I was right. There are parallel Just Dance World Dance Floor universes, at least there were as of Wednesday. I bought Just Dance 2020 because I knew that the price wouldn't go lower, at least until JD2021 comes out, and I figured I could then defer my decision about whether to open and use it or return it until later.
I got some good advice from AKD, who told me that generally people move on to the new edition of a game when they have beaten the old edition. I suppose that beating Just Dance looks like getting a Megastar rating on every song. I don't think I've quite reached that goal, but I have at least gotten 5 stars on each song. The children encouraged me to move on to 2020, so I did (because in his encouragement, one of the children opened the game, rendering it unreturnable).
Anyway, there are separate World Dance Floors for 2019 and 2020, which makes me wonder if there are also World Dance Floors still going for previous years.
I didn't fall immediately in love with 2020, probably because I was so completely enamored of 2019 immediately. No way could I replicate that excitement of dancing to my first song. But it's growing on me. I have a few songs that I love to dance to, and I'm sure I'll discover more favorites along the way.
In the end, I decided that I needed to try something new, and that I should continue to try something new. I have heard that dancing is something that staves off dementia. Dancing makes us use our brains and bodies in new ways, which creates new neural pathways, which apparently keeps the brain working well. I had reached the point in the 2019 game where I was rarely surprised, almost always anticipating which moves came next. Challenging myself to learn these new dances will, I hope, yield brain benefits.
I do have to say, however, that visiting the 2019 World Dance Floor is good for my ego... I'm a superstar over there. Not so much on the 2020 WDF.
I made the mistake of telling my super-curly-haired boy that he shouldn't necessarily wash his hair every day, in the presence of my not-as-curly-haired boys. I, myself, wash my hair once or twice a week, and my curls thank me. The not-as-curly-haired boys seemed to have missed the whole curly-haired requirement, and my statement has caused one of my other children to decide to wash his hair just once a week, which is probably ok, and my other other child to decide to wash his hair... never. Ugh.
I think--I hope--I've finally convinced the other other child that he should wash his hair more often than never, because he has washed his hair two days in a row now. Please join me in crossing our fingers that he continues. Who knew hygiene would be such a slog?