We have winners!
I’d LIKE to say that the judges (my six-year-old twins) took this very seriously. I’d LIKE to say that they thought each caption over at length, discussed in great detail the subtle nuances and deeper meaning of each entry, and then after serious thought CALMLY selected the winner.
Well, that’s how I envisioned the judging portion going in my mind.
But, they’re six.
So here’s how it really went down…
The judges, fueled by waffles and far too many cartoons, were herded into the room at 7:00am (PST). Once they finally stopped jabbering about our upcoming trip to the grocery store and who got to push the cart this time because other one got to push last time and could we buy their favorite cereal and could the dog go with and why does brother get to sit closer to mommy and why does sister get to hold the cat, I explained my above method for how they should judge the contest.
Blank stare from one and the other one made a run for it.
I quickly re-evaluated and we ended up settling for having me read each comment out loud, and them giving a “funny” or “not funny” response. Then, we would tally up the winners. Also, it should be noted that neither I, nor the Dear Hubby, influenced their decisions in any way. This was truly judged by them :D.
The sink picture winner was chosen quickly, and without hesitation, by the judges. In fact, they thought it was so funny they began dancing around the room while chanting it at the top of their lungs.
Congratulations to Pat Ocken!
“Does this boat go any faster if we pump this handle?”
The judging of the cat in shopping cart picture led to massive disagreements over what was “funny” and what wasn’t. I read all the comments and then ended up reading them all again. Some garnered giggles, others full on belly laughs, and in the end we have a tie and a runner-up…
Congratulations to Florence Fois and Monica Gudlewski!
“Attention shoppers: put something PURRfect in your shopping carts today!” (Monica’s entry)
“Do you believe my luck? I got a free shopping cart when I bought the kitty.” (Florence’s entry)
Runner-up goes to M. Howalt
*sigh* “Those huge, two-legged, furless kittens …”
And now we’re off to the store so the judges can pick some items for the winners. I believe Play-dough and a cat have been mentioned as prizes.
Congrats to the winners and thank you to all who entered. This has been great fun!