Tink is signed up for cheerleading for the local football team. Yesterday was her first "clinic". She had another clinic today, where the cheerleaders from the local highschool was teaching them to do stunts. She's in the youngest division, so her squad won't be doing the high lifts over the head or anything. What they do is have one girl stand on the the thighs of two other girls (two girls stand side by side, bent at the knee, and the other girl stand up on their thighs). Well Tink cried when the other girl stood up on her leg. She said it hurt too much. The coach told her she could sit out if she needed to. She came and sat by me, and in a little while the coach came to talk to us. She and I tried to encourage her, telling her that it won't always hurt this bad, she's just not used to it. I also reminded her how tough I know she can be, considering the amount of time she spends wrestling with her brothers. Tink walked away to get her water bottle, and I mentioned her Sensory Integration Disorder (SID) to the coach. A second later, Tink walked back, hung her head, and said "I don't think cheerleading is a good idea for kids like me". Tears sprung to my eyes. Kids like her? I don't want her thinking that she is some kind of freak. We got home and she announced that she does not want to do cheerleading anymore. Oy vey.