Wednesday, April 3, 2013
I really thought we were going to finally after a gazillion years get out of having to make a Pine Wood Derby car. Levi turned 11 which means he is no longer a Cub Scout. He is a Boy Scout now but noooo. Our local Cub leader brought Levi a car kit and told him since he barely had his birthday he can still compete.
Try telling Levi he can't race a Derby car. Go ahead! Try! I did. I whined. I kicked. I screamed. I got down on my knees and begged and begged. I offered to buy him a room full of balloons. I offered to buy him a truck bed full of gum.
It's Derby Time. No persuasion. A car must be made. A car must be raced. You try telling Levi he can't be in the Pine Wood Derby!!! Let's see how well you do!
So, The SM did what he does best. He sat down with Levi and asked him what he wanted his car to look like. A Star Wars X-Wing. Alll riiiighty then!
Do you know how hard it is to help a child who doesn't have very good small motor skills and doesn't look at what he is doing/working on paint lines and stripes? Ask The SM. Patience. Lots and lots of patience and a steady guiding hand. Lots of love and encouragement. This is what goes into making an awesome Pine Wood Derby car that took second place.