In 1978, I was nine years old.
My Dad took me, along with a crowd of little friends, off to the "picture theatre" in Worthing, to see the movie: Grease.
I loved every moment of it. Every song, every dance move, every swagger, every look.
That same year I was also given the soundtrack, a double twelve inch vinyl LP. It was my most treasured posession. I knew every detail, every word, off by heart.
I have always been a fan of Olivia Newton John, and coincidently, I have since gone on to have a daughter named Olivia.
My Olivia, aged nearly seven, came across a DVD copy of Grease at our local video shop. She loves a dance off and so we borrowed it for the week.
I have now overheard the movie, and of course its sound track, at least another 20 times.....at least.
I have watched all three of my children do a mock up, but very accurate, rendition of Greased Lightnight from the top of the couch. T birds? Eat your heart out.
I have even caught lovely husband doing a Danny Zuko impression in the garden, singing along to the end bit of Summer Nights.
And, if I am honest, I find I love the track sung by Rizzo (Stockard Channing) There are Worse Things I Could Do. It gets stuck in my head, and I like it.
I find it hilarious and amazing and endearing that a movie that I loved over thrirty years ago now resonates with my own children.
And that the whole family is now secretly a little bit addicted to the cheesiness that is Grease? Well, that is just fun.
Tell me your fave muscial movie? Your best sound track?
Is there a film that you loved as a kid, that your children now love too?