Aidan experienced his first Pinewood Derby. And wow! Can't believe the whole thing is SUCH a big deal. It's cool and fun and all, but seriously some parents (aka dad's) really take the whole thing a tad too seriously. Just google pinewood derby and you'll see what I mean.
Weighing down the car
Being two totally clueless parents on this whole event we had to search the internet, borrow a dremmel and make due with our limited resources. Aidan's car looked pretty cool I think, but once again clueless parents that we are didn't know there were some tricks to make the wheels perform better than Aidan's did. Kind've a bummer, but thankfully Aidan wasn't too bummed he came in dead last, yep that's right, dead last. He still received a ribbon and certificate. He handled his loss like a gentleman!
Each child's car participated in 4 heats and finally before the 4th heat they allowed us to mess around with Aidan's car and wheels and he finally came in second. What a bummer we didn't know that sooner. Oh well, there's always next year.