I almost needed a tissue for laughing tears yesterday, but let me give you a bit of background:
Time Warner Cable’s Best Moms Contest is an annual contest open to students in grades 4 through 12 who reside in San Diego County. Students either create a short video (new option in the mix) or write an essay describing why their mom should be honored as one of “the best” in San Diego. What makes her a Best Mom? Through its “Connect a Million Minds” initiative, Time Warner Cable supports efforts that inspire young people to build the science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) skills they need to become the problem solvers of tomorrow. The Time Warner Cable Best Moms Contest encourages students to tell their personal stories using STEM skills such as computer literacy (all essay entries in the Best Moms contest must be typed) and introductory video production.
Now for my story:
So I greeted my 4th grade girl at the gate after school yesterday, noticing she was waving a white paper in her hand – whatever it was, it as prompting a huge smile on her face. Before I could hear about her day she had pressing matters to share: “I want to enter you in a ‘Best Mom Contest,'” she enthusiastically shared.
I reply (bracing myself, because ya never just know how my girl will reply), “Well you know your focus would be on why I am one of the best moms out there. You up for that?”
Girl: “Well I have to win that Sony Tablet S! I just have to! You know how expensive those things are!”
Deflated to a back-to-earth status I decide to engage in some verbal ping pong, “Go for it. You’re just going to have to share with San Diego why I rock your world! You up for that?”
“Mom, for this contest they expect you to exagerate!”
And she wins again!! Ding ding!
Back to the contest!
Up to 50 San Diego-area moms will be selected as Best Moms and honored at a celebratory luncheon on Mother’s Day weekend, where they will receive an award and gift bag filled with goodies any mom will love!
One student winner will be selected from each of the three age groups – elementary school, middle school and high school – and will receive a Sony Tablet S. The winning students’ teachers will each receive a $250 gift card for school supplies!
The deadline for video and essay submissions is Friday, March 9, 2012. Essay entries may be submitted via email or U.S. mail. Please see the Time Warner website entry form and complete rules and entry details.