We’ve been meaning to take a family trip to the movie theater. My youngest has just reached the point where we were wondering if she’d make it through a whole movie. We weighed our options: Monsters vs. Aliens or Hannah Montana. Neither was that appealing to my husband and me, so we let our daughters choose. Of course Hannah was the clear winner.
I wasn’t expecting much, so maybe that is why I was surprised by how much I enjoyed it. Sure, you had to look past the cheesy, predictable dialogue, and also try not to think about how silly it was that by slapping on a long, blond wig everyone could be fooled, but all that aside the message was worthwhile. And I don’t just mean for kids.
The chorus of the movie’s theme song was stuck in my head all weekend. At this point, the lyrics probably mean more to me than they do to my daughters:
There’s always gonna be another mountain.
I’m always gonna wanna make it move.
Always gonna be an up-hill battle
Sometimes I’m gonna have to lose.
Ain’t about how fast I get there.
Ain’t about what’s waitin’ on the other side.
It’s the climb.