yeah I was genuinely impressed by my 4 year old. She tends to do that! Even as her mother. She loves to perform and if she can sense the pressure she out shines herself. when I switched her gym,(back in november) they did an evaluation of her strength, flexibility and skills. When she realized she was being "tested" she out did herself. She was doing things I didn't even know she can do. For example she did a straddle press handstand, back wackover, walking on her hands, 12 chin ups on still rings etc.
In december they were training dd for level 4. After christmas break they tell me that they want her to compete in Feb. I was a bit confused. She is not ready for L4 and doesn't know routine for L2. Weeks went by and I saw no training for upcoming competition. three weeks before competition I tell dd's coach that I don't think I want dd to compete because she is not ready. I told them she does not know floor rountine, and doesn't have her dismount on bars. Her coaches responds is ..."it is still 3 weeks away" I gave them the benefit of the doubt and what do you know she learned it and nailed on the day of competition.
I find the hardest thing not to do is underestimate my 4 year old. She is a smart, mature, old soul, yet with her innocense in tact. I am so very proud of her!
dd competed only because our gym was hosting the competition. I don't believe she will compete again any time soon. Her gym is more about training for now.
I keep you posted as to what they plan to do with dd?