Friday, March 27, 2009

Haiku Friday: the here we go again edition *edited*

Haiku Friday

It's a cheer weekend:
Competing at Nationals
is a stressful time.

Roo hopes for the best.
Perhaps this time the cheer staff
won't bash in her nose.

Yes, that is the bag of ice she had on her face in Florida last month when she fell out of her stunt and the big, burly cheer staff spotter stuck his arm into the melee and CRACKED HER ACROSS THE FACE.

Oh, didn't I tell you about that? Can I just say she consequently bled all over the mat? And the rumor later was that she had knocked out a tooth? *Edited to add: We watched as she started to cry ... and then she put on her cheer game face and finished the routine. Blood and all.*

Can you say freaked-out mom?

Anyway, it's another weekend of non-stop excitement. Hopefully, there will be no blood.

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Jenn in Holland said...

Yikes! I hope for no accidents and lots of great moments instead!

melissa said...

fingers crossed!! good luck roo!!

nikki said...

that was such a lovely haiku......not. poor roo's nose.

Karen said...

Here's hoping that she won't need dentures until she's at least 20.

Janet said...

No, you neglected to mention that!!!!! I would have remembered.

Good luck to Roo and all the other girls with best wishes for no blood from anyone. Keep the big burly cheer guy away from them.

Momisodes said...

Oh geez! Poor thing.

Crossing my fingers there will be no blood shed this weekend.

Good luck to everyone :)

Cathy said...

how exciting! hope she does well and doesn't get hurt this time.

LceeL said...

She is such a trooper. Break a leg, Roo! (Theatrical thing, you know. I don't REALLY want her to break a leg.)

Burgh Baby said...

No. more. blood. That's all I ask. ;-)

Debbie said...

Ah mom. I've been there - sitting and watching your child hurt but not able to go to them. That always stinks.
Good luck to them.

Tink *~*~* said...

It's amazing when that happens - I've seen figure skaters and gymnasts do the same thing. The show must go on!

Good luck with the comp -

Tink *~*~*
Fort Myers Beach Moon

Pamela said...

ouch... be careful of that pretty face

I'd write my own haiku about it but I'm heading out the door to the landfill... yeah. thats a friday haiku subject I should write about.

Ree said...

another reason I want to punch people who say cheerleaders aren't athletes!

Go Roo!!!

Mariposa said...

Hope for the best...and praying for Roo's safety!

You are a strong and a sweet Mom, I don't think my Mom would let me do that! LOL

BusyDad said...

She is a warrior! I've seen many a boxer give up after a bashed nose. I hope she kicks some butt. said...

Hell yeah, I bet you were freakin out! I bet the spotter felt awful, though. Not as awful as Roo, but awful.
Here's hoping and praying for a really good competition with a wining performance and NO BLOOD. ;-)

A Spot of T said...

Fingers crossed all goes well this weekend and no blood is shed. I have to be honest when I say I've never thought of cheerleading as being so physical until I started reading your blog. It's amazing what these young people go through!

The Queen said...

I hope everything goes great! I always wanted to be a cheerleader, I don't think I was ever chipper enough though. lol

Mama Zen said...

I would have been freaked out, too!

Hope this one goes better!

Jaina said...

Ouch! I hope there are no more accidents.

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