Amber is a cheerleader for her school. SHE LOVES IT! So much in fact that if you tell her it is not a sport she will argue with you until the death, at least, that is what she does with her gymnastic coach, who claims that cheerleading isn’t a sport. I would have my usual retort of let me see you flip in the air, but sadly I think he might be able to do it or could have done it in the past. Mainly, I have told Amber to stop bringing it up in gymnastics class to save us all the torture.
Setting aside the major debate of whether cheerleading is a sport or not (Psst…Amber tells me that her Cheer coach says that cheerleading is the most dangerous sport. So stick that in your pipe and smoke it.), the girls had a competition this weekend in Biloxi. And I know my kids were excited to go on an adventure. Sure it is only an hour drive and we only stayed in a moderately priced hotel and there was no chance of swimming that weekend, but to a 9 and 6 yr old it was an adventure nonetheless. Evie was just confused as to why we kept calling her Mississippi and why she couldn’t sleep sideways.
Amber loves to perform. She loved it when she was 2 yrs old and in a school play. She loved it at every dance recital since she was 3 yrs old. And now she loves it in cheerleading. I think this girl has performing in her blood and doesn’t blink twice if asked to speak in front of a large crowd. I can safely say that comes from her Daddy, because Mom would love to stay in the background and be quietly thanked on stage during the Oscars. Preferably, before God, but making the top 2 will still make me happy.
So without further ado may I present the SFX Jaguars:
I think they did a great job.