29 Dec 2010, 3:17pm
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  • Sugar Plum Fairies

    Apparently, according to my sisters, my grandmother took me everywhere while she was still alive.  And by “everywhere” that means the cool places like The Nutcracker.  I was first introduced to this when I was eight.  My grandmother drove up to Sacramento and then the two of us went to San Francisco to see one of the longest standing Christmas traditions…
    The beautiful Nutcracker.

    For those of you who read my blog often.  You will know that our children are no strangers to the theatre.  And they both thoroughly enjoyed this production.  It brought back memories for me and I think I smiled the whole two hours.  Even through the intermission.  
    My middle sister Maria made this memory happen for us…thank you, thank you.  My youngest sister, pictured above, and her husband were a little sleepy through the whole thing and would have probably preferred a football game, rather than the other breed of “men in tights”.  Please.  You know those quarterbacks wish they were able to arabesque.  Anyway, we had a grand time and Cylas became obsessed with little Clara.  He wanted to go and talk to her because she was “real”.  After the show she happened to walk by our row as we were leaving and he grabbed her, chattering, and bless her little heart she smiled and hugged him.  But, later was when we made a little dream come true for him and he was able to take a picture with her.  I think he was a little star struck.
    The cast was out on the grand stairs answering questions from eager fans and Cylas pushed his way to the front informing people that he “couldn’t see” and asked them if they could “please move”.  They did.  I just followed his lead.
    (this is just part of the cast.  the main characters)
    Cylas really did have sugar plum fairies dancing in his head.  Smitten, I tell ya.  And so did Roma, she knocked out halfway through the second act.  But we really had a great time and hope to take the children to more such productions.  There’s no substitute for the real thing.  Sorry.  I would rather my child sit through two hours of a ballet, walk through an exhibit at a museum for two hours than in front of a tv for two hours.  Any day of the week.
    And here’s to many more.
    Thank you Auntie Maria!!!

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