Monday, December 06, 2010

dance of the sugar plum fairy

When I listen to Tchaikovsky's Nutcracker I feel like a smart person. But as I type this I know I am not. After all, I had to look up how to spell Tchaikovsky.

Christmas has a way of making you feel better than your usual self.  Have you noticed this?  It makes me feel like a nicer person than I really am.  If I wasn't sick you know I'd be out spreading the holiday cheer.  I still need to pass along leisure suit lady's good deed.  But I'm stuck inside, on the couch, spreading my germs.

All the Christmas activities make my children look at me with adoring eyes. As if I, personally, have created this whole elaborate celebration just for them.  If a person is told something often enough, they tend to live up to it. Good or bad.  I hope I can live up to the person they think I am. I'm determined to become the Sugar Plum Fairy and bring some magic into our home this season.

 Right after I get off the couch.

P.S. Not only does the Nutcracker make me feel smart it makes me feel like prancing around the room as if I weighed but a few pounds. Now that's some real Christmas magic.


Jill said...

I just had a vision of you "prancing" around the family room in your pajamas, coughing all the while, pretending as if you're a famous ballerina in the Nutcracker! Enjoy my friend!

Studio B (UberArt) said...

Don't be too hard on yourself, Tchaikovsky is a tough one to spell!
Hope you feel better soon!

From the Kitchen said...

I just call him "Pete". We went to see "The Nutcracker" in Chicago. There was no music and no dancing. It was a rather strange presentation. However, without the dancing and singing, I could certainly perform any part.

Hope you feel better soon.


bethany said...

Oh, I couldn't agree more! During the Christmas time, I also believe I can harmonize with any tune playing on the radio. I most certainly cannot. But for 25 days? I am the most amazing singer on the planet.

And, I also have been known to bust a move to Nutcracker. :)