Wait, so you’re telling me that adults have engaged in a seemingly trivial dispute over an aspect of youth sports, thereby ruining the experience for the children whom they’re supposed to be serving? I find that very hard to believe. Detroit-area six-year-old Kennedy Tesch and her fellow cheerleaders were asked to perform the cheer, “Our backs ache, our skirts are too tight, we shake our booties from left to right.” When her parents Jennifer and Duane complained about the cheer being “too racy,” their daughter eventually got her booty tossed off the team. Here is the family on The Today Show; and unless you’re involved in charity work or have discovered a new species of caterpillar, being on The Today Show when you’re six can never be good.
Mrs. Tesch, on seeing the cheer for the first time:
“I was in shock, and right away I addressed it with the coach and the general manager of the Wolverines,” Tesch told Meredith Vieira live from Michigan on TODAY Friday.
And everyone acted like adults and it was all resolved peacefully. Just kidding! A mighty war of words ensued.