I feel your pain about the short notice. I feel like these last couple months I've learned more about gymnastics than I ever thought I would know. And yes, I know NOW for next year to budget the money better before meet season and to NOT schedule vacation end of Aug becasue we missed our "mock" meet. In the past 3 months I have spent about $500.00 (tuition, new leos, new warm-up, new team leo, meet fees, coaches fees, ect...) And, also that a meet means to block off the entire weekend until a couple days before when you find out your session. We should start a new thread about tips and tricks for new L4 moms!