- Jul 23, 2013
Just wanted to say good luck to all the gymmies at National TOPS testing this weekend!!!! My daughter (& teammates) have pretty much been either a basket case or zombies this week! I'm sure all these girls have worked really hard and I just want to remind everyone that as their parents, it is important that we stay calm, cool, & collected!!!!! I have made it an extra point this week that she knows that I have complete confidence in her and that no matter how the scores tally up, she will always be my favorite gymnast and I think she is amazing no matter what! (I should add that under most circumstances in gym and away from gym, my beautiful dd has no problem with self confidence or her self image. AND any pressure she is feeling is from her and ONLY her. Her coaches and her dad and I are probably being too supportive and overly positive!). I don't want to make light something that is so important to her, but at the same time, I do not want her to think that if she doesn't make a team, all is lost. It's very, very hard to pick through the brain of an 8 year old!!!!!!