If it is February, then the next Gymnastics season must be upon us.
(Does it have to be? Because it can be expensive. Though, the Glendale YMCA is about a quarter what other gyms cost. Plus, my daughter (she’s 9) is not naturally talented. Wait… What?)
First meet. It’s a Practice meet, only one other team. It doesn’t count.
Crap, look. (I mean, Yay!) She’s Best all-around, Best in All Categories. ALL of them: Beam, Bars, Floor, Vault. Wiped the floor with her competitors. Gold.
Great job, Honey!
That was unofficial. Right? Of course, she’s the Best, I mean. But, it’s unofficial.
Let’s see how she does under real competitive pressure.
For the first sanctioned meet (last weekend, 50 or 60 girls):
Isabella scores a meet high Really Big Deal 9.750 on the Uneven Bars (would have been a 10.0, but there was an East German judge), on her way to securing the First Place Gold for her team.
Now, her coaches are saying: Yeah, we need to skip her up to the next level.
(Please don’t say it costs more. Please, please, please…)
“It costs more.”
Dammit. Why can’t she suck at this?
Next stop, Vegas. Jesus.