Anyhoo, I’ve never exposed my own children to this tradition. Detroit doesn’t have a ballet company (that I know of) or one that Captain Frugal (aka my husband) would be willing to shell out the big bucks for.
So imagine my surprise recently when my 9-year-old son identified The Nutcracker Suite.
“Oh, I know this song!” he exclaimed excitedly as we were riding in the car.
“Did you learn about it at school? You know, it’s a very famous song from a very famous ballet,” I finished.
“I heard it on Tom and Jerry Nutcracker,” he answered.
Well, at least Tom and Jerry are providing him with exposure to the arts!
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