1. Anonymous says:

    Bwhwahahahaha…oh wow. That is awesome. Totally something my son would have done at that age!

    • Anonymous says:

      I’ve been cracking up ever since, every time I think about it!

      • Laura Linger says:

        I wouldn’t have laughed.  I would have wondered who the selfish parents were of this poor little boy who had been forced to sit through something most adults find arduous.  I am quite sure that for as many people who supposedly laughed, there were twice as many people who felt that their performance, which they too had been looking forward to, was spoiled by your child’s outburst.  And did you ever think of what the performers thought of this spontaneous burst of mirth at your little one’s antics?  Performers are aware of what goes on in the audience.  Your children said that they wanted to leave, but Princess Lindsay wanted to stay to have her Barbie Dream Christmas Event, and your child reacted…predictably and appropriately.  Shame on you.  Talk about setting your children up to fail.

  2. Kimberly says:

    Too funny!!!  I have been wanting to take my little girl (just shy of three) so badly but I am afraid she would not be able to stay still that long.  I was thinking maybe next year but now I am thinking maybe not….  :O  So funny!!!

    • Anonymous says:

      It totally depends, I think, on your daughter’s temperment and the kind of Nutcracker performance you’re talking about. This version is meant for kids, so outbursts from the audience are sort of expected. Maybe you could look for a youth ballet or dance school version of the Nutcracker while your daughter is young, and save the professional version for when she’s older…

      • Kimberly says:

        I didn’t know they put on a special performance just for kids in Nashville.  I will have to check that out next year.  Thanks for the info!

  3. hahaha! You know everyone else was thinking it. Bruiser just had the guts to say it. The voice of the people!


    • Anonymous says:

      Seriously, Hubs and I were just talking about that. That second Sugar Plum Fairy/Cavalier dance is a BIT excessive…

  4. Mom101 says:

    Aw, this makes me so sad. This was the third year we’ve brought the kids to various Nutcracker performances (first when they were 2 and 4) and they’ve loved it.  Maybe the NY dancers just have the wedgie thing mastered?

    • Anonymous says:

      Punky’s been going since she was three without a problem- I think it’s a boy thing. 🙂 Luckily, it’s a version meant specifically for kids, so the audience is much kinder when it comes to outbursts than they would be if we were attending the $40 per ticket version downtown!

  5. NancyB says:

    That’s so funny!  I’m sure Bruiser would have loved all if it if he hadn’t been so warm!  I seriously would have fallen asleep myself as there’s no stopping sleep when my butt’s in a cozy seat and it’s warm.

    That reminds me of when my niece went to the Nutcracker for the first time at about the same age.  The dancers were dancing around and she asked very loudly “Hey! how come nobody’s saying anything?!” 

  6. Anonymous says:

    I love this kid! He’s so natural and all boy.

  7. Anonymous says:

    Thanks so much for the laugh!

    My mom and I took my daughter to a production of The Nutcracker (done by a local ballet school) a few years ago.  Clara is played by a girl in her late teens usually, but the Nutcracker is always played by the school owner, a male ballet dancer who has to be pushing 50.  He is very good, but my Mom and I couldn’t get past the white tights on him.  Or at least the prominence of certain parts in the front of the white tights.  We still laugh about it.

  8. Cindy says:

    Bruiser is a crack up.  I love the honesty of children. 
    I have wonderful memories of going to the ballet every year with my mom.  Keep it up. Punky will love it and remember it forever.

  9. Mary says:

    LOL! You had me at Buttcracker. Then Bruiser at the end. So funny. Great post!

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