that monkey's mom decides to pull her pageant circuit. She went to another pageant tonight and it was awful. Part of it was that the pageant was done really badly. The only thing the kids did was walk on stage and then they asked them a question. She isnt really good at thinking quick on her feet and Im sure she didnt think she would get the question she got and she just said a one word answer when other girls said lots more. I mean they asked her what she liked most about being in the pageant and her answer was "the crowns"....lol. Other kids got questions like "who is your best friend and what do you like to do together?" She was crushed when she didnt place. But they did the question and answer at the same time they did the one walk through and that was it...next came crowning. It was bad. She was crying so hard and even when I told her she would always be our princess she said no she wouldnt because she lost the last two pageants. I told her mom that it was time to take a break because she cant take it self esteem wise. I tried to tell that even though she didnt win the crown she is doing so well in gymnastics and they have already said they want to up her to pre-team right after Xmas so she is ready to try out for the team this spring. That is much better because she is learning so well there. She just looked at me and said she wouldnt do well there either. All this with tears running down her face taking make up along with the tears. She had pure streaks down her face. I dont like it anymore because I think now its hurting her. When she was little she was thrilled because she got a trophy or a ribbon or something. Now she knows the difference in just a participation trophy and winning.