We just got back from a week-long trip to Miami to visit the in-laws. We totally overindulged in things like the sun, pork, empanadas, jugos, cortaditos, Pitbull on the radio and Xuxa. Yes, Xuxa, as in the Brazilian bombshell actress, singer, performer for children but whom dads really, really like too. Thanks to Youtube and the toddler's tia's, Xuxa, pronounced Shoo-Sha, in case you don't know who she is, can be reincarnated for children of today with a few strokes of the keyboard.
Y la cancioncita de Xuxa, well, the toddler loves it, does her little merengue dance move to it.
Ilari, Ilari, Ilariê ... Oh, Oh, Oh! ... Ilari, Ilari, Ilariê ... Oh, Oh, Oh!
I was a little too old by the time la Xuxa hit the states, but I hear younger chicas' fond memories of her show and especially their Xuxa sandalias, which were the ultimate jelly shoe. I'll bet the toddler K would love those. It seems as if they still sell them -- but maybe that's only in Brazil. I definitely haven't seen them in the states. The toddler has a hideous pair of wool-lined crocs with Dora on them, which she picked out herself and her grandma bought for her, that she would wear every day if it were up to her. Her little feet hit the floor and she is literally already asking for us to put on her "totas." Her papa just bought her a pair of havaianas sandals -- also Brazilian -- but the toddler refuses to keep them on. Think she hates the material between her toes. I got a pair for myself and they actually bother me, too. Where's a Xuxa sandalia, child and adult size, when I need it?