Hi, I was hoping we could make a list here of what gymnasts we should expect to see competing at the Winter Cup. I just saw an article that Riley will be doing bars and beam there at minimum. I was wondering who else is going. I saw that Chellsie and MyKayla are still not sure if they’re going since they’re both in the process of working their way back up after injuries/illness. If anyone else is aware of other gymnasts who have confirmed they’ll be competing, please post! I’m just so excited to finally see a gymnastics competition for the first time in forever!
Edit: current list
Yes: Riley, Jade, Morgan, Laurie, Jordan, Konnor, Kayla, Suni, Addison, Grace
No: Simone, Chellsie
Unsure/dependent on training: MyKayla
My 12 year old daughter is extremely hard working and talented. She gets great grades, plays q few instruments, and is involved in a lot of school activities. She also sings in her school choir and or church band. I'm very proud of her for everything she's done.
That said, the past year or so, she has more and more been begging me to let her stop taking piano and violin lessons because she hates them now that they're getting more challenging and instead let her try gymnastics and ice skating. She has dreams of one day doing these things professionally. She has been asking me since she was 9, but up until recently, we just didn't have the time, money, or resources to make it work out with gymnastics classes and there isn't a skating rink nearby.
I don't want to let her quit the instruments because she's very good at them, and at 12, I don't think it's a good idea to just let her quit right away. If she still hates them by high school, I won't make her keep doing them. She told me she had dreams of being either a professional ice skater or gymnast and that she didn't want to miss out on her chance since it's harder to get into them the older she gets.
I told her I would put her in gymnastics lessons once the pandemic is over. Ice skating is harder because there isn't a skating run close by. But she has never done either before, so she would likely not really be getting into them until she's already around 13, which realistically is too late to be able to pursue them professionally, as most professionals have already been doing these things since they were at least 7 years younger.
I told her all this, and she accused me of not supporting her dreams. She claimed I care more about what I want than what she wants because I keep insisting she keep up her instruments for a few more years while not making as much of an effort to get her into gymnastics or figure skating. She told me she could spend less time studying and would spend more time on gymnastics and skating to catch up to other people in the sports.
I told her I was just trying to be realistic. That keeping up her grades was the most important thing and keeping up with music has been shown to help student's learning abilities. She cried last night and wouldn't talk to me today aside from telling me it was my fault I made her miss her chance.
I really do want my daughter to be happy and successful, but sometimes our kids' dreams are unrealistic. But she's refusing to play piano and violin until... keep reading on reddit ➡
i’m thinking kyla ross and maybe aliya mustafina? i’d like to see what you think