For our Mother’s Day Special Section Moonshine Ink asked local elementary school students to tell us why ‘My Mother Is The Best.’ The response was overwhelming with more than 200 kids sending in their answers. There are a lot of special moms in the area. Here are a few unedited examples…

She helps me get through tough times. My mom is my best friend. I love her sooo much. I love her to the MOON and back to earth.
~ Chloe, 9, Glenshire Elementary

My mom is the BEST because she is very nice and I get a lot of privileges. I love my mom. The End. ~ Dawson, 8,
Glenshire Elementary
She dances like a worm. She’s as loving as a new born puppy. She’s as wild as a wild horse. She is as sweet as a Panda bear.
~ Marisol, 9, Truckee Elementary

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Tu eres tan chistosa Como un peroo. Tu eres feliz como un conejo. Tu eres feliz y yo tambien soy feliz.
~ Lizabeth Ramirez, 9, Truckee Elementary

She is as nice as a butterfly. She some times angry like a lion. She has her hair black as a bear.
~ Jessica Colmanero, 10, Truckee Elementary

She teaches me great things. She especially teaches me how to cook. I love her so much!
~ Karlee Streit, 8, Glenshire Elementary

She is as loud as a lion. My mom is as tireless as a cheetah. She wakes up as early as a groundhog. She is as nice as a dolphin. Sometimes you are as mean as a shark. She is as friendly like a puppy.
~ Sergio, 9, Truckee Elementary

She cooks for u, she washes the dishes, cleans the kitchen, cleans the house, walks me to the bus and a lot more, And I’m Thankful!
~ Airon Yarbrough, 8, Truckee Elementary

Tu eres tan bonita como las flores. Eres tan dulce como un chocolate. Eres tan importante como un dulce. Eres tan rapida como una perrita. Eres la major mama del mundo.
~ Jessica Garcia, 9, Truckee Elementary

She is a flower, responsible like a mother bear that just had babies, hard worker like a busy bee, loveable like a teddy bear! She is the best person I’ve met but what she really is…is my MOM!
~ Evelyn Peña, 10, Truckee Elementary

She’s as nice as a rollypolly. She’s as funny as a clownfish. She’s as small as a hamster. She’s as pretty as a butterfly. She’s as loved as a dog.
~ Skyla Urman, 10, Truckee Elementary

She’s as happy as a humpback whale breaching! And as friendly as a butterfly. She’s as soothing as a Hawaiian wave! And as loving as a panda bear!
~ Katie Fisher, 10, Truckee Elementary

She is as beautiful as a flower, she’s as strong as an ant. She’s as as creative as a fiction writer. She cares for me as much as a Mama bear with her cubs. She’s as funny as a comedian. She’s as sweet as candy. She’s as happy as a cricket.
~ Brittney Straw, 10, Truckee Elementary

You are as cool as ice. You are as funny as Family Guy. You are as strong as bricks. You are as cuddly as a cat. And you are as brave as a lion.
~ Shane Horbison, 10, Truckee Elementary

She is as friendly as a wolf. She is as busy as a beaver. She is as beautiful as a red rose. You are as angry as water.
~ Cale Medeiros, 10, Truckee Elementary

She is always finding my stuff after I lose it, and never gets too mad at me.
~ Brandon Herhusky, 9, Tahoe Lake Elementary

She is the best because You are always their for me and I can always trust you and love you. I will always remember you. You the best Mother in the world. I love you. You ROCK MOM.
~ Bryce Noyd, 9, Truckee Elementary

She is the best because she is always there for me. My mother is caring and generous and she makes sacrifices for our family.
~ Andy Morgan, 10, Truckee Elementary

My mother is the best because she gives me lots of love. My mother is worth more than a million dollars. I would do anything to make her happy.
~ Kaya Williams, 9, Tahoe Lake Elementary

She tucks me in every night. She also puts my music on at bed time. She always loves my art work. I love when she puts a treat in my lunch. I also love when she works in my class. My mom is the best mom in the world.
~ Alissa LaFerriere, 9, Tahoe Lake Elementary

She lets my brother and my sister and I walk home from the bus stop and she tucks me in at night just the right way. When I am sick my mom gives me hot soup in bed. My mom gives me a bell to ring, when I ring it my mom comes.
~ Ronnie Goldstone, 8, Tahoe Lake Elementary

My mom is special because her hair shines like a piece of sun. Her eyes are like a hazelnut that just got picked. Her mouth is like a humpback whale’s blow hole. Her body is like a warm cup of hot cocoa. And that’s what I think my mom is!
~ Alex Kalange, 8, Tahoe Lake Elementary

My mom is special because she buys movies every Friday night. My mom is special because her eyes are like emeralds. My mom is special because her hair is like chocolate streams. My mom is special because her face is as creamy as coconut milk.
~ Melody Long, 9, Tahoe Lake Elementary

My mom is special because she comes every month for Harvest of the Month. My mom is special because she takes care of Jacob and me. My mom is special because she cooks my brother’s and my favorite food.
~ Nathan Lutz, 9, Tahoe Lake Elementary

My mom is special because she lets me teach meditation. My mom is special because she is funny. My mom is special because she lets me help her cook. My mom is special because she spends her money for me.
~ Cristine Steele, 8, Tahoe Lake Elementary

My mom is the best mom in all the dimensions ever created. She is as smart as a brilliant mad scientist. When she hugs me it fells toasty like dry ice. My mom is as loveable as love could be.
~ Randal Roggatz, 9, Tahoe Lake Elementary

I love my mom because she is unique in many ways. I love my mom’s eyes because they are as blue as the sea. I love my mom because she is very nice. I love my mom’s hair because it’s flaming when it’s in the sun.
~ Evan Olson, 8, Tahoe Lake Elementary

Mama, you love me best when we go to the pool together. My favorite thing about you mamas, is how I love you. I like being with you the most when we are home together. If I could give you a gift it would be a pet bird. You look pretty when you smile at me.
~ Love, Lulu Nevis, Kindergarten, Glenshire Elementary

Mommy, you love me best when I like to kiss you. My favorite thing about you is getting dressed up with you and taking a trip to Mexico. I like playing so much with you the most in the garden. I love that you love me so much! I love how you take care of me. And, the cookies after dinner.
~ Love, Maile Ariza, Kindergarten, Glenshire Elementary

Mom, you love me best when I hug you. My favorite thing about you, Mom, is your clothes. I like being with you most when we are together at Grandma and Grandpa’s house. If I could give you a gift it would be a Mom’s Day Off. You look pretty when you smile!
~ Wren Landis, Kindergarten, Glenshire Elementary

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