Gratitude Journal – Day Fourteen
Last night our family attended a production of The Nutcracker; the most famous ballet in the world. Anyone who knows my husband or my son-in-law is probably saying, “Tom and Tim at the ballet — don’t think so!” Well, it’s true. Maybe I need to confess that this production was local and included my granddaughter in the cast.
Jessica didn’t have a starring role, but my eyes followed her every moment when she was on stage. I’m sure that every other proud grandma in the auditorium felt exactly as I did (about their grandchild). Which makes one wonder if any of us really saw the whole production?
Jessica did a great job as a party guest, a mouse, a snow flake and she and four other little girls were fantastic performing choreography of twirling and jumping through hula hoops. I was so proud of her!
This holiday tradition filled with dancing snowflakes, waltzing flowers, belligerent mice, dancing toy soldiers, and of course little Clara and her cherished Nutcracker was a HIT! After practicing for months, the finale included over sixty kids of all ages, shapes and sizes taking their well deserved bows; beaming because their big evening had been a blast!
Ending on a Positive Note: Today I am grateful for Jessica’s wonderful dance teacher and the many volunteers for their hours of hard work; for parents who made practice and rehearsals a priority; all helping to make the evening so much fun for the kids. Kids having fun while learning about discipline and gaining self-confidence. How cool is that?