Mama Diaries

Thursday, January 31, 2013

The Pitch Contest

My daughter got off the school bus and hopped into my car.  "Mom, guess what?"

"What?" I asked.

"We had a pitch contest in school, today."

"A pitch contest?"  I imagined the class writing query letters to agents, trying to convince them to represent their manuscripts. That wasn't it.

"Yeah. We're learning about sound waves in school, so we had a contest to see who could produce the biggest sound waves.  We had to scream as loud as we could. Like this."  My daughter let out an ear-piercing scream.

"Oh my gosh!" I said, quickly covering my ears.  "Did you have to do that in the car?"

She grinned. 

My son thought that was hilarious.  So guess what he did?  He screamed.

Then they both screamed at the same time.

"ENOUGH!!!" I bellowed.

It got quiet. 

"Wow, Mom," my daughter said.  "I think you just won the pitch contest!"
 

25 comments:

  1. Too funny! Isn't it funny how we moms have to yell to get our kids to stop yelling? ;)

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    1. Thanks. I think I should get a trophy or something!

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  3. Yay for winning the pitch contest! =)

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  4. The best set of lungs should always belong to the mom~

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  5. Good one, Sherry. Isn't it amazing how we writers have a one-track mind when it comes to words like pitch, query, and agent? :)

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    1. Yeah - you can tell where my mind is!

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  6. You must have a good set of lungs there, Sherry.

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  7. Sounds like a page from my mommy diaries! Hahaha...thanks for the memories!

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    1. Hahaha! I bet it's a page out of a lot of mommy diaries!

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  8. He! He! This made me laugh :) I think I should read your posts more often now since I'm going to work with lots of children in the future :) :)

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    1. Definitely! This will give you a good heads up on what life with kids is like!

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  9. Hah! Too funny! I can't help but think you all would risk going deaf if you did even more pitch contests... XD

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    1. That would be bad, especially since I'm a professional musician!

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