Sunday, August 31, 2008

You Mean Life ISN'T a Musical?


Ok, I admit. I hadn't seen Mamma Mia! yet. I mean, I'd seen the live version and had the soundtrack for ages. But I didn't get to the movie until tonight. It was fan-tabulous. I couldn't believe that Remington Steele/007/Pierce Brosnan could sing! I was duly impressed. And that adorable Amanda Seyfried was awesome, she's got a real career ahead of her. Getting to things like that is tough. One-I have a toddler. Two-I have an autistic toddler and babysitters I trust are hard to come by. Three-Until it gets to my small town, I have to drive at least 35 minutes (usually 45 depending on where it's playing) to get to another movie theater.

Now I know why my husband always says, "You and your mom...you think life is a musical," in an amused way. Ummm. Yeah, so we like to sing. So we break out into song a lot. I have so very few talents, and this one just takes over once in a while. I've even had a couple of students write about it in essays about me (apparently I do it in class, too). But hey I think it's a good quality! I mean, how you can be unhappy or stressed when breaking out into song just because something said or seen makes you think of a song?

The only bad part---I had to return a pair of shoes to Wal-Mart that I picked up for my daughter. I could hear "Honey Honey" in my head (and no, I didn't sing out loud at Wal-Mart)---but the bad part was---

I just couldn't believe people didn't start dancing in the aisles as I walked by.

4 comments:

AmyG said...

I want to see this. It looks so fun! Thanks for stopping by my blog & for the prayers!

K-Mom said...

I actually have this theory about golf carts and musicals. First, if everyone drove golf carts instead of cars, we would be a happier, more patient society.

Secondly, if everyone busted out into song whenever they felt the need, maybe we would be a happier, more accepting society.

Just a thought...

gina* said...

lol. I haven't seen it yet. And I tend to sing aloud a lot too. Especially in WalMart or the grocery stores- where they often play oldies but goodies from my youth. :)

Kellan said...

Cute post! I still haven't seen it, but I want to!

Take care - Kellan