Mark has been fascinated by The Nutcracker since he first heard the music and watched the ballet. The first time he watched it on television –I think he was three– we thought he would be bored and fall asleep. He stayed up till midnight watching it!
We go to see the ballet when we can. Unfortunately, we could not go this year. But we will enjoy the music a few times before Christmas.
Since the first year the church decorated with this Nutcracker, we measure the children’s growth each Christmas by it. Of course, Mark was the one who asked to take that first picture.