Saturday, February 02, 2008

A tweenie weekend

This weekend, I joined thousands of mothers and their tween daughters across America (and the globe) in attending the 3D Hannah Montana-Miley Cyrus movie concert.

I must admit I am not a Disney fan. For all the junk they throw at our kids I am grateful most of it does not reach the far corners of the globe—Africa anyway, but the little bit of Hannah we get I’ve been okay with.

Gayla my thoughts of this 3D-movie experience was very different than your U2 post and I admit if the drummer sent my daughter any I love you messages I’d be writing a disgruntled parent letter instead of this post. (hee)

I was so thankful to be viewing this sitting down while eating popcorn than live viewing in a stadium. Can you imagine the high pitched screams from thousands of little girls…yea nails on a chalk board would be soothing in comparison!

Other differences than viewing it in the States would be….we did stand in a long line but it was for concessions and that was due to only one worker at the counter. We also only paid $3 for our movie tickets and an additional $3 for a large popcorn and 2 slush puppies. The movie was sold out but I booked tickets online 3 days ago and there were plenty of seats and it only showed at 1 movie theatre in all of Johannesburg. Furthermore no one dressed up as Hannah Montana and there were not any fathers wearing high heels in attendance (gotta see the movie or news on that comment).

I am pretty sure a rhinestone studded microphone stand will be added to Skyler’s Christmas list after seeing the movie. Secretly, I wouldn’t mind having one around (it was pretty cool) so I can practice my great (HA!) vocal skills after everyone retires to bed.

So as you see I am a missionary in Africa but I am also still a mom with an 8 year old girl…..and a happy one at that! Can’t remember who said it but I guess it is the best of both worlds.

13 comments:

Just Mom said...

"I am pretty sure a rhinestone studded microphone stand will be added to Skyler’s Christmas list after seeing the movie. Secretly, I wouldn’t mind having one around (it was pretty cool) so I can practice my great (HA!) vocal skills after everyone retires to bed."


Vlog???

~Just A Thought Ginger said...

Must admit that I laughed just a little at the idea that you are still reaching for the stars and stage with your singing career. Wishing you well on that. Maybe the new microphone stand will be just what you've needed all along.

Soooo, was the movie any good? I'm so tired of seeing adds for it on the TV. You can bet my 3 would be begging to go if they were Skylers age. Jen does have one of Miley's songs on her IPOD. Must be you are never too old to feel like a little girl.

gaylafriend said...

oh, wow. this whole little girl thing is so foreign to me!!! you are a brave woman. and a great mom!!! i second your feelings that it's much better to see the movie than to have to go to one of those torture fests, uh, i mean, concerts!

Penless Thoughts said...

A nice glimpse of more of your life.
Susan

Lisa H said...

Sure sounds like a fun mother/daughter day! :)

Lisa H said...

Oh yeah, and good luck with the rhinstone studded microphone stand! Ha!

Heidi Jo said...

i have yet to be exposed to the powers of hannah montanta. i've heard of her and know that she exists, but my daughters are not of hannah montana age yet. i kind of feel like we're missing out...rhinestone studded microphone? oh yeah, that would be fun!

nickernoodle said...

We posted about the same thing today. How funny is that! Brooklyn has become a HUGE Hannah Montana fan and pretty sure her and Skylar would hit it off as friends. THey sound the same. Yeah, waiting for that to reach little ol Watertown so I can surprise her with tickets for a mommy and daughter day. Rhinestone microphone stand huh?!

Teresa said...

I think a 'Mom of the Year' award is coming your way!

Anonymous said...

Kate hasn't discovered Hannah Montana yet, thank the Lord : )
But if she sees ANYTHING with rhinestones it's all over.
Molly

Christy. said...

I went to the actual concert, in real life, in Portland OR. I actually think I had just as much fun as my girls. The Jonas Brothers weren't bad either! :0)

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