Like most of my parenting moments, I discovered at the last minute that the Moscow Ballet would be performing “The Nutcracker” in our town.
That very night.
Last Friday as I drove the kids to school, we heard about the Russian troupe’s performance on Minnesota Public Radio.
When I got to work I was stunned to discover that tickets were still available. In the front row.
Spouse was already committed to a Work Holiday Party that night, so it was just Kids and Me.
I got three tickets in Section 1, Row 1.
FYI, if you are attending a ballet, Row 1 is not your friend.
You can see the dancers really well, but only from the knee up.
For the most part, the kids were enthralled.
Unfortunately for me, when the March played, all I could think about was this rip-off commercial from the ’80s for Smurfberry Crunch cereal:
Overall, kids had a blast.
I was just craving a Smurfy, fruity breakfast treat.