Everyone knows the fun stuff always happens in the back of a bus.
I worry the weight might not be evenly distributed on the bus. How about two of you move across the aisle?
Hey look. It’s Steve Jobs. Oh wait, it’s just Shannon in ninja clothes.
“See, I can pull my four chins tight.”
“Or I can just hide them behind my hand.”
Oops. Peekaboo. They’re back. Chinning!
In another part of the bus, the healthy moms, Mandy and Alisha, are talking about the competition. There is no drama time for Mandy, she wants to know what the competition looks like and what she needs to do to bring home the win. I wish they had shown what type of snacks each mom packed for their kids… Olivia would be the one with the trail mix watching Torrann and Ashtyn eat their Hostess Cupcakes.
They’re round, with white circles on the frosting, and chocolate. They’re good.
They make it to Ohio safe and sound. They get off the bus and check into their hotel to grab a few hours of sleep before the competition the next day. Everyone’s checking in and tired and ready for bed, but Ann all by herself and nobody wants to pay any attention to her. Shannon says that her name is not “No Friend Ann”, that her name is “Lots of Friends Shannon”. Your name should be “Level 2 Shannon”. Also known as “Go Home Shannon”.
”They call me ‘Not On The Team Shannon’.”
It’s the day of the big competition and the whole thing looks impressive. The moms are all set up in the stands, while RD, Alisha, and the kids go around back to warm-up. Andrea interviews that she is very nervous. She says this is a big deal. Alisha says that at this point there is not much that they can do. They know what they have to do; it just will be up to them to do it. They start to walk through the routine and start making mistakes that they never made before. They can’t get their stands up, they are off beat, and they were not lined up properly. Alisha starts to lose her mind. If my child was the flyer in Torran’s stunt group I would pay Alisha any amount of money to get her off. She does not pay attention. Michelle’s daughter, Ashtyn, gets hit in the mouth, and because she has braces her mouth started bleeding. RD is running around trying to keep these girls together. Next, I’m not quite sure what happened, I’ve watched it a few times, and I can’t see how she fell on her head, but apparently Maggie fell off the stunt and landed on her head. RD had the medic come over to check her out, to make sure that she still had feeling everywhere. Well, I’m assuming he said “feeling”. It sounded like he said “filling”. But it’s probably an Arkansas thing. Because why would a kid have “filling”, right?