This evening I had the pleasure of attending BalletMet’s The Nutcracker with my mom, daughter, sister, and niece. It’s become a holiday tradition, and a favorite one at that.
The ballet was beautiful, as always, but what’s better is watching Addie’s reactions to the performance. I could hear her whispering to my niece, who said “How do they do that?!?”
Addie’s response came quickly: “They practice a lot!!”
It was so fun to watch Addie, on the edge of her seat, wildly applaud the Sugar Plum Fairy after her dances. Addie admires ballerinas as some people admire rock stars.
Perhaps, one day, a little girl will gaze starry eyed at my Addie as she twirls across a stage.