I have “Somewhere Over The Rainbow” on an endless loop in my brain because my son, Matt, is the Tin Man in a 52-kid production of The Wizard of Oz put on by the children’s theater program at our church.
Now 13, Matt has been involved in these productions since he was 5. He loves it.
Of course, nothing those kids do goes unphotographed by at least 25 moms. (You’ve been there, done that, I’m sure.) So I have a wonderful record of every show (I’ve lost count) from The Nutcracker to Mary Poppins to TWO productions of The Wizard of Oz…
And that allows for a real picture of just how fast time is passing. On days when I’m going crazy running from school to play rehearsal to baseball practice, I’m reminded of the phrase “The days are long but the years are short.” Ain’t it the truth!
Now I’m watching the current crop of Munchkins (they look so little!) and thinking back to just six years ago to when 7-year-old Matt was a Munchkin himself. Now he’s 5’9″, covered in silver face paint and metal and singing “If I Only Had a Heart.”
It’s enough to make a mom’s heart pretty full.