My Middle Bit had his last Pinewood Derby with the Cub Scouts last night, and he went out in style! For the past five years or so, I have been in charge of helping him cut his car, place the weights on it, help him decorate and put the wheels on. This year was a little different. As always, we have the kids design their car, paint and do most of the work, but he had the help of his dad this time. I will admit that I know very little, and care very little, about the amount of weight, how the wheels roll and do not rub etc. I will say that I have done pretty well for the past five years using the table saw, and trying to help as much as I can. But there is something about Dad, and the help he can give in this situation that I just could not give this time around. I am so happy because Middle Bit came in second overall for speed, losing by just milliseconds.
I got to hear the story because I was stuck at home with the flu. But the excitement he had in his voice and eyes made me so happy that he got to have his last Pinewood Derby a success. It is so special when father and son get to share in these moments, and since I am sick, I am even more emotional! I think I may have even shed a tear over the derby.
Hope you are all having a good week of health and love.