The other day I was talking to one of the moms in charge of the Reflections judging. She said that she was with the judge who was judging the visual arts and she LOVED Jared's entry. In fact, she loved it so much that the judge kept saying, "I want to buy this picture."
Becky (the mom) said, "I know the mom of the boy who drew that picture."
The Judge said, "Tell her that I want to buy this picture for $5.00 and I will hang it up every Halloween for decoration."
When I told Jared this, I also told him that I was told he didn't win. Jared said, "I still didn't win?" I said to him, "I only told you that story because I thought you would see how nice it was that she liked it so much. I thought it would make you feel good."
In his best monotone voice Jared said, "Oh. I am glad about that."
On Tuesday I got a phone call from the reflections committee. They invited me to an awards assembly held today for the reflections winners. Jared and Mia both won in photography. Mia got an honorable mention in visual arts and 3D arts. Mia also got a trophy for her science fair project.
Both Jared and Mia worked very hard on their projects, as did their Mom and Dad. It was fun to see them both succeeding. It was a bit hard on Jared's ego to have Mia called up so often and he only went up once. After I reminded him to be happy that he won anything, because a lot of entries never do win, he was able to be happy for Mia and the other winners.