With the media onslaught that followed the shocking death of Michael Jackson, my 11-year-old niece just couldn't understand why it was such a big deal. Who was Michael Jackson anyway?
It may seem like an absurd question to us adults, but he has been out of the current music scene for a decade. How would she know about his talent and impact?
So her mother decided to give her an education on the history of Michael Jackson and let her experience some of his inspiring music and amazing dance moves.
While she was a bit frightened by the Thriller video at first, she was eventually impressed with this man so many people where praising in the wake of his death.
How do I know she thought he had some talent?
Well, she gave the ultimate compliment a has-been celebrity can get on their dancing ability.
She said, "Mom, he should have been on Dancing with the Stars!"