A New Holiday in January
If I could invent any holiday in the month of January, it would definately be on the Monday after the first weekend of January. It would be called National Sleep-in Day. On that day there would be no school so people could, well, sleep in! That day would make the first week of school go a lot faster, as well as console those of us were extremely loathe to go return to school. I would especially appreciate this holiday because the first weekend of January I have three performances of The Nutcracker, not to mention a long week of rehearsals, and setting up and taking down the props, back drops and floors. After five days of five-hour rehearsals each day, three performances seem like nothing. Still, the energy it takes to go all the way through the ballet with out stopping, and of course still trying to look like ballet is the easiest thing in the world (which it’s not!), when your legs, arms, and toes kill, is so exhausting that it is almost impossible to stay awake and paying attention to teachers early Monday morning.