I remember the days watching my brother playing football and basketball and the other parents asking me if I couldn't wait to be a cheerleader for my brother's teams....and yep I laughed at them...or ignored them. I WAS NOT GOING TO BE A CHEERLEADER....I wanted to play football and basketball....not jump and yell for those playing why would anyone want to wear a skirt and cheer/scream for someone else???
In my eyes, cheering wasn't a sport...period the end.
As I got older and of course was still playing sports and making fun of cheerleaders who claimed they were doing a sport I swore up and down that none of my kids would EVER be cheerleaders and that I would let them play football and baseball even if they were a girl.
With that being said.....let me introduce you to my 4 year old Brynnleigh...
who ONLY wants to cheer.....and honestly does a pretty good job at it too. At the ripe old age of 4 she is in her second season of cheer and her first season of competitive cheering....as in doing stunts!
So yep, this Mama is eating her words and will proudly support her little cheerleader in this SPORT that she has chosen! (But with that being said - I DO still need to find someone to help me with her hair and makeup)