Friday, October 3, 2008

only 21 days until High School Musical 3 is in theaters

I bet you didn't even know there was a countdown for HSM 3.
But there is. In my head. Another confession that must be made.
I am a 37 year old mother who is looking forward to cheesy music and bad acting,
mixed in with some dance routines that I may or may not try to master in secrecy.
For some reason the musical genre calls out to me.
My husband turns pale when people start singing and dancing
in the middle of a dramatic scene.
Musicals do not bode well with him.
I guess I also have to tell you that I used to love Frankie Avalon
and Annette Funicello movies.
They came on at 3 in the afternoon. I would race home from school to watch.
Beach Blanket Bingo. Bikini Beach.
I wanted to be the girl who could knock boys
off of their surfboards by shaking her hips. Those hips were lethal.
I heart musicals. Even terrible ones.
I didn't even mind that Zac Efron was orange in High School Musical 2.
I was drawn in at the mere sound of music pulsating through high school halls
and pom poms being thrown in air in 4/4 time.
I am going to have to be very careful to mask my love of musicals
around the children.
Because they are nearing the age when I am no longer "cool" or "funny".
I am a mom who has the ability to humiliate my children
if I perchance broke into a choreographed dance in the school parking lot.
Even now I see Jack peering at me out of the corner of his eye
when I look like I am enjoying radio disney a little too much.
Will and Addie are still on my side. They still enjoy it when I get my groove on.
But when we go see the movie, I am going have to keep my enthusiasm on the down low.
That is why I am telling the other moms,
"Oh, yes! The boys are DRAGGING me to see it. Can you believe it?"
I'm thinking this will throw them off.
And when we actually go to the movie, in 21 days, I will most definitely
have to make sure that I keep my hips in check.
It'll be difficult. But a mom has to do, what a mom has to do.

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Lindsey said...

if you need an excuse, you could say that your friend Lindsey is dragging you to see it. i am pretty excited myself.

here's a confession of my own:

when legally blonde came out, I went with some girlfriends and during the "bend and snap" sequence, I got out of my chair to bend and snap right there in the theater. it's true.

here's hoping for more dancing, and cheers for hsm3!

boomama said...

Oh, girl.

Saw the preview this afternoon.


Can't wait.

henryjz said...

You should check out if you haven't already. I have a feeling you might just scream :)

Kelly @ Love Well said...

I haven't seen High School Musical. But let's not get me started on Fiddler on the Roof.

Well On My Way! said...

You are a woman after my own heart. I still know every word to Grease and LOVE HSM and HSM2. Even my 3 year old daughter can sing "Fabulous." We love to play the songs Karaoke style through my new amp and have the whole microphone and stand thing going with my three girls.

I had to talk my hubs into letting us watch HSM and we jokingly call him Troy. He is not amused but we all get a good laugh.

I LOVE these movies because I love musicals. I love every song, every scene and wish there was more like this.

I hope there is not a lot of yucky stuff my girls shouldn't see in the final flick but I can't wait to hear the sound track.

Love your blog. I can so relate and find it amusing and real. I have it on my RSS feed so I can keep up with your "random thoughts of blogness."

Keep it coming and I pray your book is a great success. I am going to recommend it to my girlfriends.

Aly said...

me and hope and claire all went

your gonna love it! haha

Love you