Sideline Chatter

From a Mom/Cheerleader Perspective

One would think the events leading up to game day would simply involve packing, washing necessary game items, and maybe running through choreography. However, game weekends seem to be the busiest for me – in fact, it may not be until the game starts that I can actually catch a break …

Saturday, Oct. 1, 2011

  1. Prepare breakfast: Scrambled eggs, bacon and toast.
  2. Get my daughter dressed for ballet class.
  3. Drop her off at class by 10:15 a.m.
  4. Run to the store to find a birthday gift for her friend’s birthday party.
  5. Pick my daughter up from dance class at 11:15 a.m.
  6. Drive home and prepare lunch: Burritos and salad.
  7. Wash my DCC uniform and warm-ups.
  8. Get my daughter dressed for the birthday party.
  9. Wrap the birthday gift.
  10. Hang up uniform and warm-ups and begin washing my daughter’s school uniforms.
  11. Attend birthday party at 1 p.m.
  12. Leave birthday party and head home at 2:45 p.m.
  13. While finishing laundry, begin cleaning the house (sweep, mop, vacuum).
  14. Pack for the game around 5:30 p.m.
  15. Wash hair and manicure nails by 7:30 p.m.
  16. Prepare dinner: Leftovers!
  17. Do my daughter’s hair so it’s done for the game.
  18. Read her a bedtime story, Clifford’s First Day of School, at 8:45 p.m.
  19. Place out my daughter’s DCC uniform for the game.
  20. Get out the crockpot and cut up veggies and chicken. Prepare tomorrow’s dinner.
  21. Finish packing.
  22. Prepare for bed at 10:15 p.m.
  23. At 10:30 p.m. … Sleep!

Sunday, Oct. 2, 2011

  1. Wake up at 5:00 a.m. and get dressed to meet up at Valley Ranch.
  2. Double-check my packing list for the game.
  3. Depart for Valley Ranch 5:45 a.m.
  4. Arrive there at 6:00 a.m.
  5. Check in and load up suitcases.
  6. Depart for Cowboys Stadium at 6:30 a.m.
  7. Arrive at Cowboys Stadium ready to run through all our performances on the field.
  8. Rehearse on the field and run through pregame, the Pink Halftime Show and our quarter changes.
  9. Back to the locker room to eat and prepare for the game.
  10. Game time! Look for my daughter in the stands and wave, perform pregame, kickoff, quarter change No. 1, Pink Halftime, quarter change No. 3, and quarter change No. 4.
  11. Pack up and head for the bus.
  12. Watch a sneak peak of Making the Team: Season 6.
  13. Arrive at Valley Ranch.
  14. Get home at 5:00 p.m.
  15. Set out my daughter’s school clothes for the week.
  16. Shower and get in comfy clothes.
  17. Greet my daughter at home (I usually get back to the house before her).
  18. Prepare dinner: chicken and veggies from the crockpot.
  19. Clean the kitchen.
  20. Hang out with my daughter.
  21. Get her in the bath.
  22. Do her hair for school.
  23. Read her a bedtime story, The Very Hungry Caterpillar, at 8:30 p.m.
  24. Pack lunches for school and work.
  25. Prepare for bed … and Sleep! 9:30 p.m.

As exhausting as it all sounds, I really wouldn’t change a thing. Having my little girl witnessing me following my dreams is pretty amazing. I may not have much down time, but I do manage to create memorable moments with my daughter while doing what I love to do.

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  • Comments

    1. Kenyetta Sinclair says:

      Love you guys!!! I was wondering how many moms are on the squad this season?

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