Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Absent-Minded? Why Yes, I Am!

Many of you probably weren't reading my blog back in May. Back then I entered myself into a top blogging contest held by Scholastic's Parent and Child magazine. They had 6 categories. I submitted my blog for the best special needs category. The staff at the magazine narrowed the field down to 3 blogs per category. Then they opened it up to voting. Whichever blog won for each category would be profiled in their August/September issue. Cool right?

Well, my little blog made the cut for the special needs category. I then went on to win! Yay, me! I was so excited! Then something weird happened. It slipped my mind. It hit me this morning that the magazine issue highlighting my blog would have been out on the newsstands for like a month now! If it's even out on the newsstands. I'm not even sure if it's sold on newsstands. I received my copies of it through my daughter's school, but they don't hand out the summer issues.

So, I flew into a panic! I found an online version of the article here. But the magazine version hopefully used the photo I sent in. I hit 3 newsstands today on the off-chance that I would find it. One newsstand did have the Parent and Child magazine. Unfortunately, it was the May 2010 issue! The other two places did not have it. Interestingly, they barely had any parenting magazine. Both places had one or two copies of both Parents magazine and Parenting magazine. What hope did I have to find the magazine I was looking for?

I'm going to have to contact Scholastic and see if I can buy a couple of the issues from them. I cannot believe I let so much time pass before it even occurred to me to look around for the magazine.

I could blame old age for the absentmindedness. Or I could blame my daughter. This wouldn't be the first time I've blamed her. Since having her, it seems she ended up with most of my gray matter. She's brilliant, and I feel like I can't remember a single thing! So, it must be all her fault.

Now, I just have to remember to hit the newsstand near me in four months. Maybe they'll have the issue I want then!

18 comments:

  1. Congratulations on the award! I've not heard of that magazine, but I may be confusing it with the other ones with "parent" in the name. I will look for it in my neck of the woods...do they carry it at the library maybe?

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  2. Congrats! I am laughing at you forgetting about it, though! No one could ever accuse you of having a big head about such an award!

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  3. Congrats again! I'm sure your daughter has just sucked all the brain cells out of you. Not sure they regenerate, unfortunately!

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  4. Congratulations!!! I'm off to try and track down a copy of the elusive magazine :) hope I have better luck than you ;) that is if I remember what I'm going to the news stand for...

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  5. Congrats! I would blame the absentmindedness on your new celebrity status! I bet Paris Hilton doesn't remember to get an issue of every magazine she's in. So why would you? Seriously, congrats again. Well deserved.

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  6. I was reading you back in may! :) How could you forget something as cool as that! Nice work on the award...that is awesome.

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  7. I think it would be cool if Scholastic P&C just sent each of the winners a gazillion copies to pass around to all their friends and family members. That way you wouldn't have had to remember. I'm blaming them. Your daughter is way too cute to blame for this.

    Hope you find it soon. (I don't ever shop or I'd check our area. Maybe I'll suck it up and go out anyway. Panic attack be damned!)

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  8. That is fantastic Cheryl, Congratulations! Hopefully, they can send you a copy, that will surely be something you want to keep.

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  9. That's awesome that you won! I hope you find a copy.

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  10. Hi! I'm a Mom who received that issue in my daughter's folder that came home from Kindergarten today! I actually had a few seconds to crack it open, and to my surprise, found all you great bloggers! Your blog is def a winner! I'm a fairly new blogger (1 yr) but my blog is prob not as detailed as most out there. I too love to read how other Mom's stay sain. Congrats on the win! How neat!

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  11. HOORAY!!! How exciting! And very well deserved!

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  12. Congrats, that's great ! :)
    Hope you're able to track a copy down :)

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  13. Hi Cheryl,

    Try calling a few different bookstores. Sometimes they keep old copies of stuff around. You can also go onto the Freecycle Northridge web site and ask if anybody can give you a copy. Lastly, you might check the library. Maybe they will have a copy of the magazine so you can at least see it.

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  14. So many congratulations to you! What a fun thing. Way to stick your neck out there and risk. Applying can be tough.

    I've always said that you lose half your brain to each child. That means any woman with two or more children is brain dead. I've got five so I'm two and a half times over brain dead.

    Somehow, that makes me feel better when I forget things.

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  15. I found your blog listed in the magazine that came home with my son yesterday. I would be happy to send it to you. Just let me know if you would like it. Interested to check out your blog - we have a 10 year old daughter with Asperger's . . . . .
    Thanks!

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  16. Wow! Congrats!!! That is so neat! I do hope you get a copy. Seems like Allison, comment above me, found it.

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  17. So, I'm over a month late, but my preschool just sent home the Sept. issue of Parent & Child last week! I saw you won! (Obviously, I haven't been looking on your side bar!) Have you gotten copies of the magazine? I can send it to you if you still need one. Congrats!!

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