So this is my daughter’s first year competing (5yo, Level 2). Her coaches entered her group in three low key competitions that place out 60% and include a “6 and under” age group for Level 2. She placed 1st AA at the first one (event placements 1st, 1st, 3rd, 5th) and was super excited. She uncharacteristicly bombed one event at the next meet placing last on that event, but placing 1st, 3rd, and 5th on the other events for a 4th finish AA. She was a little disappointed, but was still excited about her medals and being called up to the podium. Except for the event she bombed, she actually improved her scores on the other events and AA, so she was proud of that as well. The third meet she was supposed to compete in was cancelled, so the coaches entered them in a different meet that (compared to what she’s used to) will be huge and super competitive. She’s excited to compete in a real arena “like Simone Biles” and is calling it her “championship meet,” but I’m worried about her competing in a broader age category with gyms that take Level 2 much more seriously than we do. Based on the scores I saw online from this meet in previous years, I doubt she’ll place. She’s running around this morning saying she’s going to “do great and win 1st place” and it’s kind of breaking my heart. I don’t want to say anything to her before the meet, but what do I say to her afterwards if she doesn’t place and is disappointed? I know there are life lessons here and all, but she’s only 5 and I just want this to be fun for her at this point. We’ve always just said do your best, have fun, we love you the same no matter what happens, but she’s picked up on the placement thing from watching competitions on TV and from girls in the higher levels. Any advice from this awesome forum is greatly appreciated!