All three of these interview requests came to us via Twitter ( private direct mail). I've known @SavvyBabii on Twitter for a while and her daughter @MegaMediaGrl is a producer at Fox News, so voila! That's part of the magic of social media and the back channels of things like Twitter and Facebook that bring opportunities and great win-win connections, besides just being fun!
They were as sweet in person as they are online and we really enjoyed the anchors and all the folks we met there.What a fabulous "world school" educational moment for Mozart as well, since she got to see the insides of a TV news studio and do live TV.
From seeing the huge satellites outside, to the director's room, to being miked, visiting the makeup room, to seeing how it all works in detail in person, this is all pretty exciting stuff for a kid. Heck, for each of us.
For one very ordinary family that has never sent out one press release, nor ever expected this attention, it's been a very extraordinary journey in so many ways. Without realizing it, Mozart couldn't have said a better answer than Harry Potter's Wizarding World in Orlando, but we had just spent the day before there and she is a fanatic HP fan who has been counting down this visit for a year. Perfect icing on the 11th birthday cake!