Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Give me a C, give me an H, give me a Hernia...

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"...



  1. Tony used to work on Youngest's jump shot by measuring on the door casing. If you have access to a basketball court that is also helpful, as you need to get decent height to get the ball any where near the hoop.

    Good Luck.

    1. We practiced jumping in the pool today, that seemed to help a little!

  2. Oh dear! haha I remember my cousins being cheerleaders. They wanted me to be a cheerleader so I could be the base of their pyramid. I declined. I was afraid they wanted me to be the base of the ENTIRE pyramid. I became quite large after I was diagnosed with diabetes.