Kids' Sports: I Hate Cheerleading!
My daughter always wanted to become a cheerleader. Come on, what little girl doesn't?
After years of begging me, I finally cracked. I was always so afraid that she would get hurt because cheerleading is a dangerous sport. But when I saw her face light up when I took her to her first practice, I couldn't have been happier.
As soon as she began to hone her skills, the team wanted to lift her in the air since she was very light. They told me that it was perfectly safe, so I said it was fine. But just a week ago, when the girls were lifting her, she fell. Now she has a broken arm and a fractured spleen.
I could not believe it. I cried so much. As you can probably guess, I won't allow her to return to cheerleading. Ever.
For all you parents with daughters interested in this, make sure you know what you both are up against.
I hate cheerleading.