I have always wanted my kids to be introduced to the theatre, opera, symphony, and ballet. Year and year, I had it on my list of things to do to get tickets to The Nutcracker, then the Christmas frenzy would begin, and I would realize that I had missed the deadline again. I have always thought going to see The Nutcracker would be a great family tradition to get started. So this year, I finally got it together enough to get tickets (thanks to my dad) to take the 3 smaller children and Nana to The Nutcracker Ballet.
Now granted, it wasn't like she was wearing a thong. Thank God. She had on ballet underwear. Probably practices in it all the time. It's not a big deal, I kept telling myself. We made it through the underwear scene without too many more questions or giggles loud enough to be heard from anyone within a 10 row radius of us. And I thought what a great opportunity to teach the children about perservence and that the show must go on, no matter what. OK, I can deal with this.