Tuesday, January 5, 2010

Gotta get her off the NutCRACKer!

My child has an addiction to a classical ballet and it is driving me bonkers. Christmas is over but that is just too much for her almost 2-year-old brain to comprehend. The girl loves Maria, Herr Drosselmeyer, and even the Nutcracker Prince (and let me just say he is really creepy looking). Before I continue to bash I will give a shout out to The San Franscico Ballet for creating a really beautiful version of this, choke, beloved classic.

                                                           photo by Erik Tomasson

 Maybe my slight repulsion comes from a shoe box full of pictures chronicling the various parts that I played over the years, ranging from "cute" to "I can't believe I wore that!" 

So, I thought no problem I will just get her hooked on another ballet like Peter and the Wolf. But would you believe that there is only one version of this ballet on DVD and it can can be mine for 60 bones used or 125 new?  What the...?  Apparently I am not the only one in a state of Nutcracker over-saturation.   So I am going to hope that Carol King singing Chicken Soup with Rice will be enough to sooth the wounds of my little ballerina, who at this moment is fast asleep wearing her "Maria" tutu.

  "And visions of sugar-plums danced in her head"


aimee heff said...

Maybe you could make a recording of yourself doing all dances and just play it for her instead of paying the $60 bones. :)

Book is on your front porch.

Annie Pfriem said...

i think I read the nutcracker for the 100th time today to Sahale, I would love to tell you it stops at three...but it doesn't.

~Annie Pfriem

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