Last December we enjoyed our first experience with The Nutcracker.
Older Brother was five and Little Brother not quite two, so we haven’t yet ventured out to a live performance.
[I should also point out that Mr. Native Texan is not quite convinced of the value in watching leotard-clad dancers pirouetting around a stage, especially in light of the fact that we’re raising sons here at the Yankee Homestead.]
But we love listening to the music and reading the story together at home.
Older Brother also really enjoyed picking out a small, ceramic Nutcracker ornament to hang on our tree. In fact, he mentioned just the other day how he was looking forward to seeing our little blue Nutcracker soon and hanging him on the tree. 🙂
There are many versions available, of both the sound recording of Tchaikovsky’s music, as well as the story itself. Did you know the original story differs from the ballet version?
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