I always secretly wished we could do that in Girl Scouts...
I felt particularly good about it, because I feel like in the past I've let him down a few times, and with Pinewood Derby it's all about the dad and the scout working together. I was chief designer, engineer, mechanic, and pit crew, and Sam depended on me to make sound decisions in getting the car set up right.
Seems silly, doesn't it? There are just nine pieces to a pinewood derby car: four nails, four plastic wheels, and a block of wood. Later weights are added on, and paint, and perhaps a decal. Still, with this basic set of components there is a tremendous amount of work that goes into making a winning car.
The cars are measured and weighed at check-in against several critical dimensions and the maximum weight. Competition is fierce.
Thankfully, I gave Sam reason to believe that he can trust his old man. That's nice.
Ah Whatever I'm doing something similar with a huge turkey we have. It's been taking up space in the freezer.. I'm currently brining/defrosting it for the next 3 days, cooking it up, and making 7-9 dinners out of it. We're on a tight budget lately to accomodate our home repairs.
In other news: I've done well enough in biology class that I don't have to take the next two exams, meaning I'm not coming into class tomorrow
Kantgirl: Just say "I'm feminine and I'll punch anyone who says otherwise!"
Halla74: Think your way through the world. Feel your way through life.
Cimarron: maybe Prpl will be your girl-bud
prplchknz: i don't like it