Opening (and closing) night.

December is not just Christmas season. It also concert season. Not the ones put on by MSO or the State Opera but every dance class, singing teacher and any other group you can think of put on shows in school and church halls around the city (and indeed the nation).

My wife has been sewing non-stop for weeks. With 2 daughters who are involved in their dance class performances as well as a school productions and a kinder concert she has had to make 6 costumes. We know other mums who have had to more than 10.

All for one or two performances. My youngest did her dance class’s single performance last week and the elder does 2 shows starting tonight. We have taken them to dress rehearsals that go far too late and force us to literally drag them out of bed in the mornings ready for school.

And you thought it was hard just getting to all the Christmas functions you had on your list.

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