Justine and I had a girls day out today. Those of you who know me know that I love to go to the theatre. I love the ballet. I love classical music. I love the theatre. I love musicals. I even love the opera. My kids and I could put on our own rendition of "The Sound of Music," and that includes all the words to all the songs.
I want to share my love of the arts with the children, so we have been going to see as many productions as possible this year. My mom and I have been trying to take one child to each event.
There are many benefits of this plan:
a.) I get to spend one on one time with each child.
b.) We get to spend time with my mom.
c.) It doesn't cost an arm and a leg to take 8 people to each production.
d.) I get to see a lot of different productions!
So today we went to see Swan Lake at the ballet with Nana. As soon as Justine sat down, I knew we were in for it.
"This is boring."
"This is really boring."
"I'm ready to go home."
"This is the worst day of my life."
She'll appreciate it later in life...
Editor's note: The ballet did a contemporary version of Swan Lake - which peaked the dissatisfaction level of my daughter. When it came around to the traditional production with the feathery costumes and fog machine, Justine did come around and even remembered Odette's name. I felt some degree of satisfaction with that.