Filed under: Reader Stories | Tags: cheerleading for kids, Duane Tesch, flag football cheerleading, fox news, inappropriate cheers, jennifer and duane tesch, Jennifer Tesch, kennedy tesch, madison heights, michigan
FoxNews: A Michigan couple is crying unsportsmanlike conduct after their 6-year-old daughter was removed from a flag football cheerleading team because they complained that one of the team’s chants was too risqué.
Jennifer and Duane Tesch, of Madison Heights, say their daughter, Kennedy, was unanimously voted off of the Madison Heights Wolverines flag football cheerleading team during a team meeting Tuesday night. The meeting was held to discuss concerns the Tesches voiced last month regarding one of the team’s cheers:
“Our backs ache, our skirts are too tight, we shake our booties from left to right.”
But instead of seeing their concerns with the cheer resolved, the Tesches saw their little girl booted from the team.
“I don’t even have the words,” Jennifer Tesch told FoxNews.com. “I can’t believe their solution to this was to remove my daughter from the team. She’s going to be devastated. She’s going to be crying.”
The Tesches said Kennedy was asleep when they returned home from the meeting Tuesday night, so she has yet to learn she’s off the squad.
“She’s been sick today, so we haven’t had a chance to tell her,” said Duane Tesch. “She will take it bad.”
He said he was surprised that the team meeting took an abrupt turn.
“This meeting was supposed to be about keeping this cheer or not, and all of a sudden it turned into getting rid of us,” he said.
He said the parent of another cheerleader suggested that Kennedy be removed from the team while the matter was being resolved, and another parent seconded the motion. Kennedy was then voted off the team, Tesch said.
The Tesches said they were told they would receive a refund for the $125 team uniform and that Kennedy would be allowed to try out again next year. But they won’t be holding their breath, they told www.FoxNews.com.
“We’re probably going to look to get her into gymnastics,” said Duane Tesch.
Calls to a team official and other parents were not immediately returned on Wednesday.
Now, I remember this cheer quite well from my junior high cheerleading days, only difference was we said “my pants are too tight.” Also, I was 13 or 14, not 6. But… I really don’t think this poor little girl needs to get kicked off the team! How heartbreaking for her! Anyway, since this is happening in a town about 1 mile from where I currently live and it made national news, I’d like to know your thoughts:
Filed under: Reader Stories, Work/Life Balance | Tags: etiquette when shopping with children, mommy blog, mommy wears heels, shopping manners with child, shopping with a child, taking a child shopping
I was in BCBG last weekend, drinking my latte, leisurely enjoying my time away from the house when all of a sudden piercing screams and alarm sensors started going off. I looked up and towards the door to see what was going on, when I was almost trampled by 2 children running through the store. Their mother; looking at herself in the fitting room mirror, completely oblivious to what was going on.
Now, I’m all for bringing your children out shopping with you on one condition—they behave! The guys and gals working retail on a Saturday afternoon do not moonlight as baby-sitters for you as well. It’s your job to keep the kiddies in line, and occupied too! If they are really small and having a meltdown, pay attention to them (or at least act like you are). Looking through the sale racks or trying on clothes in the dressing room while the little one screams their head off or goes “sensor crazy” cuz’ it makes a “cool sound” is just inconsiderate.
Moral of this post… if you bring your children out shopping with you, please teach them to behave in a store. Or, try this novel idea: when you need to shop, little junior can have some good ol’ “Daddy Time” or if you’re lucky and they live close, “Grandparent Time”—in the comfort of the home.
Filed under: Reader Stories | Tags: funny children stories, ginger ale, mommy blog, mommy wears heels, morning sickness, working mom
Thought you guys would get a kick out of this… So, one of my friends (let’s call her, Cami) is pregnant with her 5th child right now (and yes, she is crazy!)… anyway she called me to tell me a story about her daughter, whom we’ll call Cassidy (the 2nd child) who is 5. It’s hilarious, so I couldn’t resist sharing!
So, Cami was VERY sick a few days ago, so she was sipping on Ginger Ale to help settle her stomach. When she left for work in a hurry, she left the rest of her pop in a glass on the table. After mom left, Cassidy walked over to the table, dumped out the remaining ginger ale, then asked her dad if she could have some ginger ale. He said, “Yes, but mom just poured that, why didn’t you just drink that?”
Her response… yes, this is priceless. She said, “Cause I don’t want to get pregnant and puke all day like her.”
Have a funny story of your own? Email me at firstname.lastname@example.org to get your story published. I won’t use real names if you don’t want me to!