The other day I was upstairs sitting by our entertainment center. My ipod, loaded with a LOT of Christmas music, was randomly rotating through it all and was playing some Tchaikovsky. Dan came upstairs and said, "Mom, you're listening to the Nutcracker! Good choice!" I asked how he knew it was the Nutcracker. Dan said, "I learned about it in music class at school. It's a ballet."
Dan has at least four cousins who performed in the Nutcracker this year, but I really didn't expect that he would know anything about it, since he wasn't in attendance at any of their performances. I guess this proves that he is learning something at school! He did explain to me that ballet is dancing. I apparently don't know much, but I do make good musical listening choices!