At the very last second, I’ve decided to take Gal Smiley and Captain Jelly Belly to see The Nutcracker at the NAC. We got tickets in the very back row of the upper balcony. Two hours trapped in seats with two small children, miles above the stage! Should be a good time!
This weekend I took Gal Smiley to the library and she checked out a beautiful picture book about The Nutcracker. We talked about how it’s really a ballet with dancing and music to tell the story, then we listened to a few excerpts from the music that I had on a Christmas CD.
Out of sheer curiousity, I searched the NAC site and was surprised to see it is playing this very week. It seemed like too good of an opportunity to pass up, so I decided what the heck, I’ll try it. The Captain misses Dance! Show! (which I don’t watch with him anymore, too many uncomfortable questions about why the boys are never wearing shirts) and so he asked if he could come too, so the three of us are off.
I hope it’ll be fun — I love The Nutracker and it’s been a while since I saw it. I’m completely prepared to leave early if need be, though. And oh! I have to remember the binoculars.
If you’ll be there for the 1:30 show on Saturday and you see me doing a craft in the lobby before the show, come say hello!
In other news, my blog has been nominated for a Canadian Blog Award for Best Family Blog. If you’re so inclined, you can vote for this blog to be a finalist here. Scroll down until you find Turtlehead in the list, and then use the drop box to the left to rank me 1st. Or, you can rank any and all of the blogs listed in the order of your choosing, then click “vote” to submit all your rankings.