Those Were The Days

by Marinka on July 7, 2010

Every winter, Mama and Papa treat the  kids to the New York City ballet, to see the George Balanchine’s The Nutcracker.

Although where Young Ladrinka is concerned, “treat” may be a strong word.

December 2005. I think.

One year ago ...

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Keyona
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July 7, 2010 at 9:26 pm

I feel so honored….

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Scary Mommy
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July 7, 2010 at 9:30 pm

OMG, photographic evidence of your children? Is this really happening?!

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Mail order bride
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July 7, 2010 at 9:34 pm

What? Photos of your kids??? They are beautiful Marinka!

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Pauline
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July 7, 2010 at 9:34 pm

Photos of the kids? They are beautiful.

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amy2boys
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July 7, 2010 at 10:04 pm

They are adorable! (They exist for reals!)

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Amber
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July 7, 2010 at 10:11 pm

First you showed us the front of your head on Twitter, now this??? What is the world coming to?
BTW, I too am honored 🙂

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Kirsten July 7, 2010 at 10:19 pm

Love that photo. Even with the tears they are gorgeous.

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Awesome dude July 7, 2010 at 10:35 pm

I believe that he wasn’t going on that night as he was ill????

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Marinka July 8, 2010 at 6:00 am

Yes, whenever he’s sick, we make him put on a suit and tie.

I think he was sick another year. Probably on purpose.

Thanks for taking them to the Nutcracker all those years. As I always say, “better them than me!”

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Neil
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July 7, 2010 at 11:46 pm

The Nutcracker freaked me out too. Hate it. Creepy nutcrackers.

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Zee July 8, 2010 at 10:57 am

And the dancing rat…(shudder)

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Sophie@Fabrications July 8, 2010 at 4:14 am

I wish I could take my kid to see the nutcracker ballet. He’s not 3 yet, so he can’t go into any show, kiddy oriented or otherwise.

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Bitchin' Amy July 8, 2010 at 6:15 am

I just made this noise that sounded more like a bark than a laugh because the laugh came out so hard. That photo is PRICELESS. 100% captures the difference between boys and girls when it comes to The Nutcracker.

My boys were bored to tears the year I brought them and pleaded with me not to go again the next year. Sigh. Culture. It be for other families, I guess.

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dopeysmom July 8, 2010 at 8:17 am

That expression is priceless! Love it!
BTW, Your kids are beautiful.

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The Lady Ashefield July 8, 2010 at 8:54 am

I have super suggestion for this year- instead of the traditional Nutcracker- which is ALWAYS a spectacular production- why not suggest Pappa take the children to see the Mark Morris Dance Group at BAM- titled The Hard Nut.

It’s a more modern take on the traditional Nutcracker- and loads of funny bits.
Young Ladrinka AND Pappa would certainly bond over it.
Info here: http://www.bam.org/view.aspx?pid=2240

Young Ladrinka- you may thank me come December.
Best-
The Lady Ashefield

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dusty earth mother July 8, 2010 at 10:02 am

Your kids have dark hair! There is no evidence of your beautiful paleness. Believe me, I understand, because I married a Filipino and my kids look like little Xeroxes of my hub.

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Wendi
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July 8, 2010 at 11:30 am

That expression is hilarious.

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Kathryn July 8, 2010 at 3:35 pm

Love the picture! Definately worth a thousand words.

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anna see July 8, 2010 at 5:02 pm

I fell asleep during the Nutcracker.

BTW, w/ Ladrinka’s current vocab, I think trying to get him to a show called the “Nutcracker” would go over even less well this year. Or is is “balls?”

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Whitney
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July 8, 2010 at 8:21 pm

I absolutely LOVE the Nutcracker!! However, I can see how your son may not. My poor brother came to see it when I was dancing in it as a child and asked 1) When halftime was?! 2) When they were going to start talking 3) Can we go home this stinks!
So I can see how he might be “sick” 😉

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Loukia July 9, 2010 at 11:29 am

This picture made me smile. Also, your children are beautiful!

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annie July 9, 2010 at 10:45 pm

My children were So disturbed by the white tights on the male dancers they now call it “The “Butt racker”. I guess that’s better than “That Play with the Guy with the Enormous Balls” which is what I was thinking.

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annie July 9, 2010 at 10:46 pm

Uh, that should have been Butt Cracker.

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