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Thursday, January 22, 2009
The Dreaded Pinewood Derby
Ryan's first Pinewood Derby has come and gone. When my dad was here in December he helped us a little with the shaping and painting of the car, but we know that winning is all in the wheels. So, he offered to bring it to Alaska with him and he'd do the wheels and send it back to us before the race. It just felt a little to much like cheating, so Ryan and I did the wheels ourselves...and I guess they could have used some help. I have to admit, we don't love the Pinewood Derby. We used to dread it. Now we have just learned to prepare our kids for the worst and if they don't totally come in last place, we are all pleasantly surprised! Ryan got an award for good sportsmanship and I couldn't be more proud. You could say that is like telling a fat person that they have such a pretty face or like telling an uncoordinated athelete that they have such potential, but we take it as a compliment! Ryan was happy to cheer on his friend that got 2nd place and told him that he was still a winner to him.