June is two and a half – finally old enough to remember Christmas – and I want to make the holidays extra special for her.
Over the weekend, I took her to see her first ballet — The Nutcracker! When the big red curtain raised and Tchaikovsky’s music started playing, I teared up. Sounds so goofy but I love dance yet never get to go to performances – Jake would rather clean the rain gutters than watch ballet – and I finally have someone to share that love with. My two-year-old is my unwitting dance accomplice! It was hugely rewarding to see her so mesmerized by the movement, costumes and colors. She couldn’t quite make it through the second act – did I mention she’s two? – but it was a start. Next year she’ll be a Nutcracker pro, I’m sure of it.
Now that she’s finally old enough to remember the holidays, I’m eager to establish Christmas rituals and traditions that she can (hopefully!) fondly recall when she’s my age. Here are a few of our time honored traditions so far…
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