The musical was a hit.
The movie was a hit.
And as a birthday present for Beaver, it was the biggest hit of them all.
The boy enjoyed opening various presents, some that had travelled a long way to get to him.
But the very best one was the Mamma Mia DVD that I had bought for him in the local supermarket some weeks ago.
He's seen the movie twice in the cinema. He's acted key scenes out many times. He sings the songs in the car on the way to school in the morning (I know! And the poor boy has inherited his mother's non-musical voice). And now we watch the DVD most afternoons after school. Sometimes twice. Boo Boo and Possum like the movie too. Boo Boo has even learned to say "Mamma Mia". And sometimes Mum and Dad turn the TV right up, and we all dance in the living room. It's a sight (and sound) to behold.
And no, I won't post a video of that.
Mamma Mia indeed!