Last night was my eight-year-old's first Pinewood Derby. He had a great time.
The decorations were incredible. Way to go leaders!!
A look at some of the cars.
My son decided that he wanted to try to win show this year, rather than worrying so much about speed, so we didn't think his car would be very fast. It definitely wasn't in the mix for speed, but this is one of the races he did win.
He had a great time racing, regardless of whether he was the first car or the last car across the finish line. I love that about this boy. He relishes every experience that life allows him and doesn't need to be "the best" in order to feel good about himself.
Overall, he took second in show and was thrilled. The boy who took first in show, didn't win a single race, but his car looked awesome and you could tell he had put a lot of time into it, so I think my son was genuinely happy for him.
It was a good night!