A couple of weeks ago, Amy had her very first gymnastics competition and I thought I’d share some of my snapshots with you because she just looked too cute with her little French braids and leotard. Okay and because I’m obviously super proud of her but more on that later.
Amy had only joined her school’s gymnastics team a couple of weeks before the competition and she’s by far the youngest on the team, so I was super proud when I found out that she’d been nominated to start for her school in the team competition.
For some reason, I had no idea that this meant that she’d be competing in four different disciplines. In the weeks leading up to the competition, she had only ever mentioned her floor routine and as no teacher ever said anything about the other disciplines, I assumed that that was what she’d be starting in. You can imagine my shock when we arrived at the venue and Amy started preparing herself for the bars.
Apparently, she had just forgotten to inform me about this minor detail and so she completed her competition and cartwheeled her way to the next one. While I was the nervous mum on the sideline, Amy seemed completely unphased by everything and proceded from event to event without batting an eyelid.
There were over a hundred children competing as well as all the coaches and parents and I thought the whole situation was completely overwhelming. At least I know it would have been for me. I would have been so nervous walking around in my little leotard and jumping around on a balance beam before showing off my best headstand and cartwheels but Amy seemed to be in her element. She was smiling with her friends and in absolute focus mode whenever it was her turn.
In the end, her team came forth and although Amy wasn’t too happy with their result, I was super proud of her and her achievements. Despite being the youngest on her team, she received great marks with her best event being the vault. And on our way home, she once again proved that she’s her dad’s daughter by strategically planning her up-coming conquest over the podium at her next gymnastics competition – or every sporting event out there!
What do you think, will she make it onto the podium next time?