There always seems to be a debate in my house.  I guess that’s par for the course when you have a 4-year-old girl and a 7-year-old boy.  Those kids are ALWAYS fighting over something, always duking it out to prove who has the coolest toy/biggest muscles/smartest brain.  You name it, they debate it.  Every day it seems to be something new.  Winner in a battle: Littlest Pet Shops vs. Star Wars figures.  Best Television Show: Spongebob vs Star Wars.  Best Book: Max and Ruby vs Star Wars.  (Hmmm, I guess you can pretty much insert “Star Wars” into ANY debate when it comes to Big C.)

I’d like to call today’s argument The Great Mamma Mia Debate.  It all started with pre-dinner music requests.  You see, if Big C is finished with his homework by the time I’m cooking dinner, I’ll blast some music and get everyone groovin’.  Typical Big C requests are Sheryl Crow or the Beatles (or country, which, unless Mr. Roller Coaster is home, is NEVER allowed).  Typical Little C requests are Lady Gaga, Katy Perry, and P!nk (which I definitely need to discourage once she starts asking me about the meaning of lyrics).  But today, Little C requested Mamma Mia. 

“Awesome choice!” I exclaimed and pulled up the Mamma Mia movie soundtrack on iTunes.  (Make fun of me all you want, but I’ve seen that movie a dozen times, and I plan to see it a dozen more!)

I clicked on “Mamma Mia,” and Little C and I immediately hit the dance floor. 

“No, no, no!” yelled Big C.  “Put on the OTHER Mamma Mia!”

“What other Mamma Mia?”  I asked, because in my mind, there is only ONE Mamma Mia. 

“You know,” Big C explained.  “The one where the guy sings, ‘Mama mia, mama mia.  Mama mia let me go!”

Ahhh, “Bohemian Rhapsody.”  My son had just opened another awesome debate.


(the mama mia part is at about the 3:50 mark)

Who would YOU vote for in the Great Mamma Mia debate?

5 Comments on The Great Mamma Mia Debate

  1. Your kids have great taste in music! And I guess I'd have to go with the Queen song (and now it is going to be stuck in my head all day long…) but that's only because I have never seen Mamma Mia…my movie list seems to only include Disney flicks the last few years. I need to get out more…

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