Tuesday, May 23, 2006
I'm am really enjoying a new show on TLC called Little People Big World. At first it was just a one hour special about the Roloff Family but then TLC picked it up to be a series. The parents Amy and Matt are both little people. They were born with different types of Dwarfism. However they have not let that deter them and they don't feel badly about it. They feel like it was just the cards they were dealt. The Roloffs have a successful farm in Oregon where they sell peaches and pumpkins, Amy also holds two jobs as a soccer coach(you read right) and as a preschool teacher, Matt works in the technology market, has written a book, done amazing things on his farm and gives lectures about being a little person. Niel just reminded me Matt also played a Ewok in one of George Lucas's films. Matt and Amy have four children, twin sons Jeremy and Zach, a daughter Molly and another son Jacob. One twin Jeremy is average height and Zach the other twin is a little person. Zach has the same Dwarfism as his mother. The Roloffs are such a nice family. After a while you don't even notice that Zach or his parents are not average height. You just see them as people. I hope the show comes back in the Fall. If you are interested in viewing it the show airs Saturday nights, on TLC at 8PM. Currently in reruns but it will be new to you as Niel likes to say.