She has also always been timid and reserved. She has always had friends, but never been popular, if you know what I mean.
This year she has really come out of her shell. She is busy with friends all the time...and I love her girlfriends. Such a great group of young ladies. Peyton has really blossomed this year and become such a joy to be around (a beautiful, IMO).
Anyway, she has decided that she wants to try out for cheerleading for next year. Remember, she has never really been involved in anything like this before. She has spent the last 3 weeks looking up videos on youtube about cheerleading and tryout tips and advice. She asked if she could take some tumbling classes to help prepare her. The local gymnastics place has a cheer prep class, so she has been attending that for the last 3 weeks. We attended the pre tryout meeting earlier this week and learned of the time/financial commitment. I thought that she would be discouraged by the 6AM practices 2 days a week throughout the school year, but she wasn't. There are about 70 girls trying out for 29 spots.
She even called her dad (we are divorced, but are both remarried) and told him he would have to rearrange their summer vacation to accommodate the summer cheer practices.
I'm so beside myself with nerves over tryouts. They are next Friday, April 5. I know how bad she wants this, and it's out of my hands, but I can't help it. I'm losing sleep at night, I think about it all the time, I have lost my appetite, I even broke down in the shower crying this morning (I think just because my emotions don't know what else to do). I have a recurring dream that we are checking the high school website the night of cheer tryouts, and the results have been posted, and there is her name....oh, how I hope that is what really happens.
Ok, now that I've rambled on and on, do you have any advice for me on how to manage the next week while I wait for the tryouts to be over?