If we do fall, everybody around us lets out one of those terrible gasps, followed by silence, and then a collective, "Awww." Nobody wants to see you do poorly even though they expect it. If you're always landing with a lipstick painted smile, everyone can put their minds at ease and say, "See? She's doing fine."
At the end of the day, every mom gets an award, except instead of a medal, it's your kid fast asleep and a cold beer in your hand.