Tips on how to Mom Up!

All right Zooppers, let’s not get ahead of ourselves here. I am neither a mother or a woman for that matter. I do not have children. As a 22-year-old male college student, I am the last person who should be providing tips on how to Mom Up. What I can do is provide tips on how to approach your own mother when asking her if she’d like to be in your Totino’s: Mom Up 30-second spot.

  1. The Approach: You can’t just walk straight up to your mother and ask her to jump in front of a camera. Be smooth about it. Take her out for coffee. Do the dishes so she’s not thinking about the work she needs to do. Ask her how her day is. Once this happens, casually bring up how busy she must be, and boom. Now you can talk about that awesome new video project you’re working on.
  2. Communication and Smiling: Make sure you’re both on the same page with anything and everything involved with the shoot. Yes, you’re the big shot with a camera, but she’s your mum. She carried you for 9 months in her belly! You try carrying yourself around for that long. Anyway, a good way to ensure that everyone is communicating well is to actively listen to her, and to smile. Don’t know how to
    smile? Make an elongated “ee” sound. You’re welcome.
  3. Moolah: Money can’t buy happiness, but if you tell your mother there are cash prizes up to $25,000, she’ll surely say yes. Make sure to use this point as the cherry on top of the icing.

So remember, get those videos in by NOVEMBER 29TH AT 4PM PST!

Honestly, most mothers would agree to help out their children no matter how they ask. But if you’re like my mom, just sing this song for her.

Jasmine Moore

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