My kid went to experience her first taste of the Nutcracker.
Bless DH as he took her. She's only two and I refuse to spend $100+ on tickets for us when her attention span is just about the time it takes to boil pasta.
DH and two of her playmates headed downtown to check out a 1 hour version of the holiday ballet.
You'd think I would be a little sad that her first experience with a ballet or The Nutcracker was with him and not me. I thought about it and I'm okay with it.
I'm not a big ballet fan. I know that sounds ridiculous as my mother had me every class imaginable when I was a kid.
I recall my first trip to see the Nutcracker. I got dressed like folks used to to check out a Broadway show. I remember feeling like a big kid and really excited to go to my first ballet.
The most memorable thing I recall about the show was the houselights and the velvet-like seats.
I think I spent more time staring at the procenium arch than the action on stage. Funny thing is, TG did the same thing at the recent Laurie Berkner Band concert. That was a well worth the full price tickets I paid.
I don't think I bought the plot. I know that sounds ridiculous but seriously, a rat king and a nutcracker that comes to life? It just didn't seem like something a lucid person would write. The beginning is great. A big Christmas gathering. I get it. An eccentric uncle. Cool. A bratty brother who breaks a doll. I can relate. Then Clara goes to bed. That's when they lose me.
If there is that big of a rodent problem in her house that she's dreaming of giant rats, I think they are serious cleanliness issues in her home.
As you can tell, I wasn't your normal kid.
I suppose at some point, I'll take TG to a full version of the Nutcracker and she can develop her own opinion. Maybe I'll get off easy and DH will take her.