Wednesday, January 07, 2009

Mamma Mia

I'm so addicted to the movie Mamma Mia that Jay is giving me the "seriously, you need to stop singing those songs" sort of looks!

Ashley brought the movie home with her from college. I was in a somewhat grumpy mood one evening and she said "Mom you need to see this movie. It will rock your world". Normally she doesn't say something as uncool as "rock your world", but she knows I say it all the time, which is why she knew to use it would emphasize how much she wanted me to see it.

To be honest, my first thought was that watching it would make everyone be quiet so I will be able to sit here in my grumpy mood in silence. "Ok, fine. Pop it in."

The first scene shows the daughter singing this slow somewhat sappy song and I remember thinking "Oh man, this is going to be a loooong 2 hrs".

Then it happened.

Honey, Honey. How you thrill me, a-ha, Honey, Honey.....

I had totally forgotten that ABBA songs were in this movie (even though-helloooo-look at the title. I know, duh me, right?) I LOVED ABBA growing up. I still love them! I had all their albums and wanted a shiny polyester jumpsuit just like they wore.

From that point on, I was totally hooked on the movie. So hooked that when it was over, we watched it a 2nd time. Then, we stayed up late watching it a 3rd time, because it was then that I found out there was a sing-a-long version of the movie on the DVD with the words to the songs at the bottom of the screen. JOY. Pure and simple JOY!

Within the next week or so, we watched it so many times that we no longer needed the sing-a-long version. We even went so far as to act it out, and we would jump in to say our favorite lines from the movie along with the characters (Dot! Dot! Dot!).

One afternoon, Chelsea & I went to run a few errands. I am kind of wierd as I prefer not having the radio on or any cds playing while I'm driving. It goes back to when the kids were little. If I got the chance to run errands by myself, I enjoyed the peace and quiet I got, so I made sure everything was turned off...aaaahhh. Chelsea wanted to put one of her cds in, but I said I'd rather not hear it. She asked if she could just put it in for a few minutes and then if I wanted it back off, she'd take it out. I agreed.

"You can dance. You can ji-ive. Having the time of your life......"

A smile came across my face. I reached up and turned the volume up and we sang at the top of our lungs. She knows I'm not a great singer by any means, and she never tried to quiet me. She just laughed when I'd go horribly off key. I love her for that.

Then she did something I will always be grateful for...she downloaded all those songs on to my ipod without me knowing it. She was beaming like the Cheshire cat when she showed me what she had done. Jay doesn't appreciate it so much, since he's sick of me singing those songs constantly, but he's just going to have to get used to it. I've turned into the Dancing Queen, and to quote Ashley:

It has rocked my world!


Anonymous said...

Having gone to the broadway musical, we can truly agree with you--this is awesome and we loved it. Would definitely go again! Glad you enjoy....

Becky said...

HILARIOUS! That was a fun movie. :-)

Chel's Leaving a Legacy said...

That was a fun movie! I went to see it with a friend, and we laughed our heads off...I can't say we sang out loud at the the theater, as it sounds like you would have, but...

it was still fun!