Ever since Robby was four he has loved hearing the Nutcracker music. Whenever it plays, albeit in a store, mall or at home, he stops and strains to listen. This year he learned that the music actually accompanies a ballet (I don't know how he missed this tidbit) and he asked if we could try to get tickets. Thanks to a fantastic LivingSocial deal, I was able to grant his Nutcracker wish with ease.
am not sure what YouTube video or movie he watched, but Robby certainly
had a vision of what one wore to the ballet. Earlier this week he asked
me what I was planning on wearing on our date. He was not satisfied
with hearing "a dress" because before I knew it, my little guy and I
were shopping for something he deemed "fancy enough." Robby carefully
shopped the store aisles until he found me the perfect dress. Blue
velvet because it felt smooth and looked "fancy and festive."
night was our date night. He insisted on wearing his tuxedo, complete
with top hat. (He wanted a walking stick but I managed to convince him
that he didn't need it because he doesn't have trouble walking.) I
donned my new dress, complete with sparkly necklace and tiara. Thanks
to my little stylist, we certainly made a statement.
dinner at Cheesecake Factory (gentleman's choice) we headed to the
ballet. Needless to say, we garnered smiles and compliments wherever we
walked! Robby loved the ballet and beamed in awe throughout the
performance. As soon as the final curtain fell he began asking to make
our Nutcracker date a tradition. I guess we will add it to our
ever-growing list of Christmas activities!