The Nutcracker

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.

6 thoughts on “The Nutcracker

  1. Oooh, fun! I still remember going to see the Nutcracker with my mom and grandmother when I was about 5 or 6. It was all very exciting.

    Congrats on the blog nomination!

  2. Dude, you should have put that Canadian Blog Award nom in its own post so it doesn’t get lost in the shuffle!

    Note to readers: it looks like you can vote multiple times, but the site makes you wait a while before casting another vote.

  3. MrsCarlSagan

    I voted!

    Have fun at the Nutcracker! There are some snippets of various productions of it on youtube that my girl loves to watch.

  4. That sounds like fun! I have never seen the Nutcracker. I wonder if I could drag my boys next year.

    Yes the uncomfortable questions about the “dance show” Last night M kept asking me why they were all dressed like Vampires and some of the moves make me a bit uncomfortable in front of the boys. Although the Canadian show is much more risque.

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