Reminders for Spicedrop Mothers

If your child is ever a spicedrop in the Nutcracker, here are a few things you should remember:

  1. Complete all order forms, including orders for t-shirts, flowers, DVD’s, and program advertising.  When the other little girls get that stuff, your own child will be miserable if she does not get the same stuff.  You will also be miserable and feel like a loser parent.
  2. Put on more blush.  If your child’s cheeks do not look feverish, apply additional blush.  It is almost impossible to apply too much blush.  Too little blush and your child will look like a washed out zombie.
  3. Find a babysitter.  Babies do not enjoy 2 hour performances.
  4. Watch quietly.  Your child will not hear you when you call out, “And gallop, and gallop, and gallop, and stop…”  Your spouse will hear and shush you.
  5. Enjoy the show.  The spice drops are really cute and so are the other performers.  You will be amazed that your child – the same one who hides behind you when introduced to new people – smiles, remembers all steps, and does not freeze on stage.

About Beth

Wife, mother of 2, worker bee - striving to balance roles and continually learn
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2 Responses to Reminders for Spicedrop Mothers

  1. That sounds SO cute. I did a lot of dance recitals and loved it. I can’t wait for my own little gal to get up on stage!

    • Beth says:

      My daughter is really enjoying her dance experience and dreams of being Clara someday. Hopefully, by the time she gets to that age, I’ll have more confidence in my support role. We tried her in dance last year when she was 3 1/2 years old and it did not go well at all – she did not want to go into the studio without mom or dad and was really miserable. We ended up pulling her out and waiting a year.

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