As the father to a budding cheerleader, I can feel this brother’s pain.  The intense yearning to provide positive motivation and reinforcement to the young lady juxtaposed against the motivation to look over one’s shoulder to see who is watching.  The final decision that you do not care so long as the young woman grows to embody a positive self image.  Cheer Dads Unite!  Bang Bang Choo Choo Train, Come Cardinals Do Your Thang!  Such pride and overwhelming joy to see them enjoying themselves.  There is no feeling that can stand as the equivalent.


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