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Insults hurled at you by those you love, or kids.
This is so funny! The comments on Youtube are even funnier. People be all “How could you let your kid talk to you like that?” Um it was edited that way. Obviously she doesn’t let her 4 year old barrage her with insults. Momhead. Brilliant.
Very funny stuff.
I have been saying NO to my kids for so long about getting a video game that they have stopped asking. So I figured it was a good time to get it for them. They would never see it coming!
You know how much I love surprising them, it’s my favorite thing!
Wait till you see. They really never saw. it. coming. They still...
Look at this! That little kid getting the autographs? My boy! He was in the Globe too.
I have been in a scroogey, bah humbuggy, blerrrrrrgh to all things holiday mood for a while now. I do not know why. I can’t explain it. I have small kids, this time should be magical. That’s what everyone tells me anyway. But...
This holiday season discover the perfect gift for everyone on your list! Start with a timeless tale of joy and goodwill, fill it with classic Irving Berlin songs, top it off with glorious dancing and lots of snow and you have IRVING BERLIN’S WHITE CHRISTMAS THE MUSICAL.
Performances begin December 16 at the Wang Theatre for...
Oh how we love the Nutcracker! We shared our love a couple of weeks ago with a giveaway. We love that too! I feel especially like Oprah when I get to give stuff away. I just wish I could give more! You get Nutcracker tickets and YOU get Nutcracker tickets and YOU get Nutcracker tickets!
My little girl was so very excited to go this year. The last time we went she was 4 and it didn’t go quite as well as I expected. This year was a wholly different experience! She talked about it for weeks in advance. What we would wear, where we would go, who we might see.
We went out to dinner beforehand then ran across the street to meet friends for hot chocolate. It was a wonderful mother daughter event in the city.
We made our way into the Opera House and the magic began. The Opera House is just stunning. It’s one of my favorite venues in the city.
Before we found our seats we stopped at the merchandise to find the ballerina! I have also heard about the ballerina for weeks :-) The last time we were here I let her get a souvenir. She chose a very sweet Clara doll. Apparently her friend at school “had the ballerina that looked just like Clara”. She wanted her too! We found her – turns out it was the Sugar Plum Fairy doll.
Doll firmly in hand we found our seats and then went to visit the orchestra pit. She loves to watch the musicians warm up and wonder aloud why they’re all wearing the same thing (black) and why they’re all playing different music that doesn’t sound so good (practice).
And so it begins! Her favorite parts are the mice and the dancing bear, of course.
Disclosure: This post (and my sharing on social media) was inspired by my participation in a program by the Boston Ballet. I was given complimentary tickets to the performance. All opinions are my own. Image used with permission.
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“Mikko Nissinen’s Swan Lake follows the Swan Queen Odette and Prince Siegfried in a tale of romance, sorcery, and deceit. The second act, created by Lev Ivanov, is historically considered the finest piece of classical choreography for the corps de ballet. The production is set to a luscious score by P.I. Tchaikovsky, and will be performed by The Boston Ballet Orchestra.”
Swan Lake is back at the Ballet after a six year hiatus. The sets and choreography were redesigned and reimagined. But the story remains the same. A true classic ballet.
It was beautiful and wonderful and everything I hoped it would be.
As an aside, it also left me feeling like I wasn’t as kind to my body as I could be. These dancers are truly amazing. What their bodies look like is simply stunning, but what they’re bodies can DO is mind blowing. The twists and turns and jumps. Sometimes I can’ get up off the floor!
I invited my mom to come with me because I didn’t think any of my kids would like it. And my husband was all bah humbuggy about it. So wouldn’t you know it, after getting comfy in our seats we see a man my husbands age with a boy my sons age sit down a few rows ahead of us. I was impressed and also a little jealous that I didn’t forced of my male brethren to come with me. The ballet is NOT just for girls I repeat the BALLET IS NOT JUST FOR GIRLS.
But we made a GNO of it anyway. And we had FUN!
All that being said, truth be told, we’re off to opening night of The Nutcracker tonight!! Woooooooohooooooo and dancing bears!
Disclosure: This post (and my sharing on social media) was inspired by my participation in a program by the Boston Ballet. I was given complimentary tickets to the performance. All opinions are my own Image used with permission.