Wednesday, March 30, 2016

Back to blogging - Hurray for Cheer!!

So Facebook implemented this "See your Memories" feature - and I love it.  I love looking back at old pics and remembering what I was doing at this time in years past.  It also means past blog posts have been showing up in my feed...and it reminded me how much I enjoyed writing.  So I'm going to try my hand at being a more frequent blogger once again - here is hoping my life if interesting enough to spawn a few posts!  So here goes...

Anyone who knows me knows that part of my life has been taken over by cheerleading.  I truly never thought I would be one of those parents to trekked their kids to and from practices frequently, or who travelled on the weekends to competitions or tournaments.  Yet here I am - playing taxi to and from practice at least three times a week (twice for practice and once for munchkin to increase her tumbling skills).

I also signed up to be the team mom this year - means fielding questions, chatting with the coaches and parents, treating the team to little treats before the competitions and corralling the team at competitions (making sure bows are high and in place, glitter is on and uniforms are straight).

It's busy, but I will let you in on a secret - I love every minute of it.  It is so much fun!  The team Ally is on is a great bunch of girls - they support each other, giggle lots and work hard.  And they do it all for the 2 minutes and 30 seconds they spend showing their stuff at each competition.

But I don't just love it because I get to watch the kids push themselves - I love it because twice a week I get to hang out with a bunch of really cool cheer moms who love it as much as I do.  We laugh, we coach from the sidelines, we gasp when any of the girls falls and we cheer when they stick a stunt.  We are the crazies at cheer competitions who scream at the top of our lungs for 2 minutes and 30 seconds, then recoup by the hotel pool (with our red solo cups while the kids swim).  Not sure I would be loving cheer life as much if I didn't have this bunch of crazys to pass the time with. 

So just want to say thanks to all the parents who make sitting there night after night fun - you all know who you are :-)   Is it weird that I'm already hoping next year munchkin is on a team with moms who are just as cool??  In any case, I'm hoping that, like the girls on the team, the friendships will last past the end of the season...pretty sure I need to organize an event for us soon!

As a side note, I have no idea what I would do if Ally ever decided she did not want to cheer anymore.  Good news is I am pretty sure she is in it for life (she is already talking about making the World's team) - wonder if Black Widow would let me be a cheer mom even if I didn't have a cheerleader there? LOL

In case there are any of you who want to venture into the world of cheer, you have to come visit Black Widow Cheer Gym - I promise if you do your child (and you) will be hooked!