Having somehow avoided seeing High School Musical 1 and 2, is a feat that I considered a good Mommy accomplishment. My daughter saw them with friends and I breathed a sigh of relief (parents take turn seeing painful movies- unwritten rule) that I was off the hook for them. I knew my luck had run out today when hubby promised to take her and he was in bed with a fever. So, I bit the bullet and smiled at her this morning and said, “I’d love to take you to the movie. Just me and you.” In my head, I was pretty sure it would be equivalent to stepping into hell and was thinking, “Please just stick bamboo chutes under my nails!” I certainly don’t have anything against musicals – had the Grease album (vinyl – remember that?) and knew every word to every song. I also loved Footloose and Saturday Night Fever – but that was a long time ago.
I am happy to report to you that High School Musical 3 was an enjoyable movie. It had a decent story and the music, dancing and costumes were spectacular – very Disney. Zack Efron reminds me of a young Rob Lowe and is adorable. My daughter loved it and clapped after each song! Now I’m not running to the store to rent or buy 1 and 2 so I can sit and watch them in all my free time. But, I certainly won’t tell Princess Whinalot “no” if she asks me to watch them with her.