I am not Crazy! I am a Cheer Mom!
Unless you are a cheer mom you just don’t understand our priorities. A typical week for a cheer mom who is preparing for competition included; driving back and forth to practice 2-3 times, paying gym fees, uniform fees, tuition, buying team apparel for competition day, getting the noise makers ready, visiting the local drug store for pony tail holders, hair stray, hair gel and curlers, clearing the calendar of any social events that would interfere with practice, the hair party or competition, packing the car for competition day and if you are a team mom the list is even longer!
What are we thinking? Our friends call us crazy. But…..we love it! Competition days have come and gone and every time we repeat the process with no complaining. Our husbands are wandering the arenas holding our back packs and noise makers, like it is their job. Whether we are there with an all star team or a rec team, we are proud. Our kids have worked so hard and we have seen every eight count multiple times a day and even at dinner. It is tough to explain why your kid is doing eight counts in the line at the grocery store. To the uninformed observer, it looks a little weird! No one understands….
We love it for our children and with our children. We are a little bit psycho for cheer. With that said, we seem to have lots of company when cheer competitions are in full swing. Cheer moms gather to talk about cheer practice, the gyms, the practice gear and the team’s performances. We gather to compete and share our love of cheer hopefully free of drama.
We can be psycho about cheer and still teach our kids sportsmanship, hard work and the feeling of accomplishment even if they didn’t win first place. Sometimes, just being part of an event and learning from others is well worth the effort. Don’t get me wrong, I like to see my child’s team win but they also can learn from not getting the grand championship. Get your noise makers ready Moms and Dads! Competition season is upon us!http://cheermakeupblog.com/2012/02/cheer-mom/Cheer Momshttp://cheermakeupblog.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/02/Cheer-Mom11.jpghttp://cheermakeupblog.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/02/Cheer-Mom11-150x150.jpgBlogCheerleadingCompetitions