Make the V
And dot the I
Circle the C
We've heard this cheer a hundred times by now. It's Emerson's favorite. She practices it and perfects it and will give you an unabashed performance at any given time. So when we got the flier for a cheer clinic, we knew we were signing her up if for no other reason then to get our girl a new cheer to chant.
Narls, Clay, and I dropped her off at 10 am on a Saturday morning in a sea of red & white. Em's little hand was removed from mine and folded into a bigger girl's, one with a permagrin and shinning white teeth and a hairbow bigger than her head. With one last look back and a tentative wave, our girl was pulled into the sea for a lively rendition of Little Sally Walker.
"Hey girl, hey girl, do your thing and switch!" was the last thing we heard as we walked out of the gym.
Four hours later we were back for the performance and there's our girl on top of a pyramid with her own permagrin. Arms tight, head up, asking to go up again & again, proudly showing us what she learned.
She's a natural.