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Watching my kids play this summer has truly brought back some memories. My childhood was very different than my children’s in many different ways, not only the fact that I grew up in South America but also because of the products we played with like Walkie-Talkies phones), view-masters and roller skates with four wheels just to name a few.
One thing we do have in common? The shows we put on.
Last weekend, the munchkins were very quiet in the playroom, and suddenly announced “the show” was about to start. Oh my, that truly took me back in time! My friends and I did a lot during our summer vacations, and putting on shows was a big part of it. We would rehearse for weeks! What I enjoyed the most was putting the “script” together and working on the “set design”. It was a big production and we felt Hollywood had nothing on us. Oh, how I treasure my Summer Theater Memories 🙂
We worked so hard on our show that we handed out flyers to friends and family to make sure we would have enough spectators. My best friend’s dad was a pilot, and he would bring candies for us from his trips to the USA. In summer, we would save these candies because once we had a captive audience seated and ready to watch our play, we would sell them the imported candy!
But the candies we would never give up were Tootsie Pops. Those were a true treat for us. There was nothing similar where we lived, and we loved them so much we would forgo our earnings for the night and just put on a great performance for the love of theater!
Today none of us work in show business, but those summer memories where we dabbled in theater and stretched our imaginations sure warm my heart and give me a big smile every time I think about them!
Has anything your kids done lately taken you back to some great moments of your own childhood?