Mini Me is now full swing into her first season of cheer leading. She is a whopping 6-1/2 and just like the other 6-7 year olds in her group, can't jump. I guess I never realized that it was a talent to be able to remove your body from the ground. She jumps, it just isn't high enough for her to even remotely get the kicks in. There is hope though, the second grade girls that practice part of their time with us are much better jumpers.
So, this means we have been working on jumping 101. I say jump higher and she says I am jumping high. I got out the ruler and she didn't even clear the 2" mark... So, I stood behind her and helped her get the feeling of how high she should be jumping.
Let's just say I now have a hernia and she is jumping a whopping 2-1/4"...