- Mar 9, 2008
Well, DD has been working hard & it looks like she'll be competeing all 4 events this weekend(yeah!). I didn't post about her last meet b/c it was so bitter sweet. She had come in 1st on 2 events, 3rd on another. But had to scratch from bars b/c of this new fly away fear(& coach's refusal to "spot" her). She was so upset to be out of the AA! I guess that was part of coach's plan, to give her the drive, to go for her flyaway once again. Now she's got her flyaway back...as long as the coach stands nearby. Which to my amazement, he IS willing to do(just won't physically spot her). This is fine b/c she doesn't need a physical spot...just a "mental spot", if you know what I mean. She has the skills beautifully...she's just afraid to go for them. Unless she knows someone she trusts, is watching her closely "just in case". It's all mental. Maybe coach is finally starting to understand that. I'm glad the test of wills has subsided for now & they have both given in a bit! Or maybe I should say, stepped up a bit. So we're looking for luck this weekend. The "go for it" fairy would be most helpful.