I had an awesome day today as a childhood dream of mine came to light and it wasn’t until the orchestra was delivering the notes that it hit me just how long I’ve waited for this dream. When I was a smile child had four movies that I adored as I’m sure many little girls did – The Sound of Music, Annie, The Wizard of Oz and Mary Poppins were played on our old VCR over and over again, the first two so many times that I eventually memorized every word to ever song. I think the Sound of Music and Annie were really my most favorite of the bunch and today as I sat next to my friend Lisa watching THE movie, MY movie come to life on stage….I cried. The songs were like sweet memories and during the intermission I watched the little girls in their pretty theatre dresses talk about the show with their Mommies and Daddies or Grammies or whomever….I want to have those memories with my children and I hope that in the years to come we are fortunate enough to be able to provide them to our children. The Toronto production was produced and created by the world famous Andrew Llyod Weber creator of many other successful musicals and winner of several elite theatre awards. Today the cast was spot on, the music delightful and the emotions real…I LOVED every moment of it and had waited for years to see this production come to the stage.
It was far easier this time to leave Violet for the first time then it ever was with Jacob and I think that probably has a lot to do with the knowledge of Mike’s parenting expertise…..I guess 3 years experience with a son qualifies you to be alone with both of your children while their mom goes to spend a few hours at the theatre….sure I worried and missed her but gosh I loved that show….
I hope she can forgive me.
I’m certain she won’t even remember.