Many years ago, Bones and Spiderman’s favorite game was “Swiper No Swiping”.
It was a tug of war with one grabbing anything the other may have had and the other yelling to the sly fox to give it back! Sometimes, it ended with them wrestling each other to the ground quite unlike anything I’d seen on their beloved TV show “Dora the Blora” (the name Bones used as she couldn’t quite pronounce “Explorer”).
Ten years later, the memories warm my heart.
Just this April, while in Universal, the parade passed by with the character who was once a staple in our home…both kids grinned as they waved to the float and remembered their dear old friends.
We have a Dora and Boots ornament on our Christmas tree. Bones had many Dora and Diego toys. I still know every word to the map song.
Then again, how hard is it to remember “I’m the map I’m the map I’m the map I’m the map I’m the map!”
Dora was part of my children’s lives and while we’re long past the days where they’re beating each other up under the guise of “Swiper No Swiping” (they instead beat each other on the way to the car screaming “shotgun”)…I can count on the memories being there forever.
In fact, I can count them in Spanish!
For my Halifax and St. John’s readers who have Dora fans in their homes…head over to my friend Lynette’s blog at www.myweeview.com for details on Dora’s first appearance in Canada! While you’re there, enter for a chance to win tickets but if you win, hang on to them tight…for fear of a Swiper attack!
OMG! I now have an ear worm for the map song! Thanks….. thanks so much….LOL
At least it’s a cheery song!