Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Home theatre

Our annual trip to see The Nutcracker ballet at The Fox Theatre with Mimi was fantastic, as usual.

Abby was in awe of the ballerinas and occasionally insisted on dancing along in her seat.

Caleb attended for the first time, and thought the rat ballet dancers were hilarious. He was on the edge of his seat for the sword fight and breathed a sigh of relief when Clara's sword pierced the rat king and the battle ended.

But the best part, by far, was later that evening, when the kids insisted on recreating the ballet for me in Abby's room (after an hour-long rehearsal, and the making of some elaborate paper costumes). Abby cast herself as Clara, Caleb took the role of the rat king, and Jacob was alternately a rat (for the battle scene) and the nutcracker.

"When I'm in the real Nutcracker ballet, will you come see me every day?" Abby asked.

I'll be there for every show, I assured her.

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