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Offline moonangel

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Re: SAT replacing ACT
« Reply #15 on: February 12, 2016, 06:40:40 PM »
Our girls are growing up pretty big already through all these years of just knowing online here in PH.  Are your girls still sharing bedroom or have adjusted to being in their own room?  This year is going by fast and school is almost out and right now I'm pretty much getting my daughter prepared for act and sat exam along with her AP exam too.  Need to go buy some books this weekend.

My daughter school doesn't have dance class like we had back in high school days.  They are still very limited on certain sports but as always basketball and football is a must. 

Cheer your daughter need to go try out and see what happen.  My daughter never had any gymnastics experience or anything.  2 yr of her being in cheer I got bored and it was just $$ here and there all the time.  If not enough money to cover something then everyone picked up the tab.  First year they order new outfit cost $350-400.  Didnt even get to keep it at all and return after cheer is over.  Warm op up clothes during practice was just 3 tshirt and 3 cotton shirt and cost about $100.  Then the warm up jacket and pant that look like windbreaker with their name was like $150 but you keep it.  Every competition is like $300-350.  Half is split to location/university that held the event and the other half is your portion.  If you cancel or can't go you get that half back and not the full amount.  My daughter did stunt/flyer and was mvp during jv year.  2nd yr varsity team.  Too many ankle fracture and sprain is not good so I told her no more cheer.  Swimming is fun and the competition is not too big.  They usually picked someone for that particular swim and if no one then the coach select.  Her school pool is outdoor and hot.  She's only in swim otherwise she has to go join regular PE class once cheer is over when basketball is done.  Their cheer team post videos in YouTube along with a few competition. 

We're excited to be host family this year but time is very limited and not much we can do together as spending time.  We'll see if everyone is going because last week my 8 yo has a broken ankle fracture.  We only have Sunday to spend together and the rest is just at home because of school.  When my daughter go over there she will have 3 free day to spend with the family and they're taking her to Amesterdam.  It will included one day in Paris when they land.  Paris was off because of the bombing a while back but now everyone decide to go so it will cost additional $600.  This trip keep adding and adding that it will probably be like 3k.  It would have save $$ buying with the plane ticket in the 1st place.  When she go we still have to give her $$ for spending.  My daughter is not good with money.  I would find a good deal for $20 while it will be $40-50 for her.

Yes they are growing too fast.  Daughter is growing a butt and thanks to dance it's making it bigger...I just don't know what to do about that.  My girls are sleeping in separate rooms now.  Good job on helping your daughter with her exams and good luck to her.  I know she will do amazing.

As for cheer, daughter does not want to do it so it's out of the picture.  She can't be fracturing any bones otherwise she won't be able to dance so that just confirms why she also doesn't want to cheer.  She has a dance friend who did just that, not in cheer but just at home.  She broke her ankle and is out for the dance season.  My daughter is replacing her.  Daughter was not doing group dance competition this year but because of this, she is now doing one group dance on top of her solo.  She loves it and I wish I could share a video (she already had her first competition) but I've had dance mom's get upset at me for sharing dance videos.  Cheer sounds pretty expensive but dance is more expensive.  Like I said, I'd love it if daughter would quit dance and do cheer but her heart is in dance.  She enjoys letting her emotions out through dance and she's very good with it.  She doesn't care to use her voice so much.  It's great your daughter got to do cheer though.  Sounds like she enjoyed it.

That is such a great experience for your daughter to do the exchange thing.  Amsterdam looks gorgeous.  Everything is so expensive, isn't it?  Daughter is going to Washington DC and New York through her school in late March for a week and it's costing us $2K.



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Re: SAT replacing ACT
« Reply #16 on: February 23, 2016, 03:45:12 PM »
Yes they are growing too fast.  Daughter is growing a butt and thanks to dance it's making it bigger...I just don't know what to do about that.  My girls are sleeping in separate rooms now.  Good job on helping your daughter with her exams and good luck to her.  I know she will do amazing.

As for cheer, daughter does not want to do it so it's out of the picture.  She can't be fracturing any bones otherwise she won't be able to dance so that just confirms why she also doesn't want to cheer.  She has a dance friend who did just that, not in cheer but just at home.  She broke her ankle and is out for the dance season.  My daughter is replacing her.  Daughter was not doing group dance competition this year but because of this, she is now doing one group dance on top of her solo.  She loves it and I wish I could share a video (she already had her first competition) but I've had dance mom's get upset at me for sharing dance videos.  Cheer sounds pretty expensive but dance is more expensive.  Like I said, I'd love it if daughter would quit dance and do cheer but her heart is in dance.  She enjoys letting her emotions out through dance and she's very good with it.  She doesn't care to use her voice so much.  It's great your daughter got to do cheer though.  Sounds like she enjoyed it.

That is such a great experience for your daughter to do the exchange thing.  Amsterdam looks gorgeous.  Everything is so expensive, isn't it?  Daughter is going to Washington DC and New York through her school in late March for a week and it's costing us $2K.

There is a event for my daughter to attend in Washington DC in late March but forgot what it was called but have to selected to go there.  She's leaving for Netherlands that same week so can't do it.  Netherlands look nice but I think we have it better here when it come to snacks, fast foods, etc. 

Something about sport there is sad and happy moment.  Sad moment are when you know your child is already in the spotlight but 2-4 days before the event happen they get injury and can't do it anymore.  Someone has to replaced them and then you don't feel the support to go there anymore.  I've been thorough that with my daughter so I can see why other parents will get emotions or a little hurt seeing the video posted.  Even though I told my daughter no more cheer but when we attend home game for football and basketball and seeing those cheer girls doing their things again it like I don't even want to look at all.  Another thing if you're the one they depend on it like all attention is on you to do it perfect/good.

We picked up our exchange student over the weekend in SF at the airport.  So far everything is looking good but time is just short and hardly enough to do anything.  Tonight or when they come home from school will be the only free time we get so we plan to go bowling and then make it back home and then head out to have dinner at a sushi place with a few of our Meskas friends/families.   She leave on Friday but were taking her back to SF and have dinner before dropping her off to the youth hostel hotel and they are spending Sat in SF then head home on Sunday. 



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