This afternoon we took the kids to go see The Nutcracker. Abigail's dance school was putting it on, so we thought we should go and support her school and her classmates. It really was a wonderful performance. It was so well done- the dances were all appropriate for who was dancing, and it was also fun to see the teachers on stage with the kids. There were even some spouses and some parents on stage at times- it just had a real feeling of community. And you could also tell that everyone on stage was having a great time.
Zander enjoyed it- his favorite part was the battle between the Nutcracker and the Mouse King- he sat straight up to watch that part. Overall I think he enjoyed it, although he did get antsy towards the end. Abigail loved it. It was so fun to look over and see her clapping and smiling- she loved seeing her teacher dance. And at dinner tonight, Abigail revealed that she would like to be in the Nutcracker next year, and that she really wants to be Clara sometime.
All in all a very worthwhile experience. We all enjoyed it immensely, and I suspect that it has become an instant tradition for us.