The following draft is a result from a task that Nina “I Can’t Believe Scott Made Me Go First” Samii assigned in her demonstration highlighting her journey with conferring and an intentional structure for peer feedback and revision.
“Go to YouTube! Go to YouTube and look up Ginger Rogers dance at age 92!” Mom demanded. “It is unbelievable.”
Tilly brought up a search bar and typed in ‘Ginger Rogers dance at 92’. Mom confirmed the search to be successful and scooched her chair close to see the screen. “There it is. That one,” she said.
As the video played, I got more entertainment from watching mom drool and cackle over ‘Ginger Rogers’ doing the salsa than I did the actual video of the old lady dancing with her 29-year-old ‘great-grandson’. Before long, she was losing layers of clothes. What I viewed made me grimace and stare at the same time. Not mom. Her head would bop to to left then she would lean into the dip to the right as if to salsa in her seat.
“Isn’t that something?!” she asked.
“That’s something alright,” Tilly and I confirmed. We’ve gone through similar media lessons before. “Everything you see on Fox or the Internet isn’t real, Mom.” we reminded. Tilly quietly returned to a search that would lead to mom’s broken heart.