Posts Tagged ‘cheerleading’
Monday, February 6th, 2012
It was only going to be three days. Two practices and a performance.
Surely that was enough to give Sage her fill – she’d get it out of her system and wouldn’t ask again.
You might know how I feel about cheerleading. So it might surprise you to know that I signed my daughter up for this activity. It was at the high school in the next town, where my friend’s husband is the boys basketball coach and athletic director. And their daughter and Sage are friends. I knew they’d have a good time together and I was sure the cuteness would outweigh my, uh, discomfort with the “sport.”
Sage said she had fun at the practices but didn’t want to show me any of the moves she learned. Friday, I dropped her off at my friend’s house. On the way over I asked if she was enjoying cheerleading, and she said no – because it was only three days. Gah.
That night, David, Sawyer, Xander and I headed to my first high school basketball game in more than 15 years, when I used to get paid to cover them for the newspaper. I missed the atmosphere. The kids yelling, the game, the teen girls wearing belly shirts and dancing like they’ve watched a few too many questionable YouTube videos.
Sage sat with the cheerleaders and the other girls who participated. Then at halftime, they took the floor and did the cutest dance ever. Sage had a big smile on her face the entire time. This is her afterwards, as our real camera’s flash wasn’t working during the show.
Twelve hours later, she was wearing quite a different uniform.
Opening Day of softball. And hopefully we’ve seen the last of those pom poms.
Somehow, I doubt it..