Every year the pinewood derby seems to be a big deal at our house. This year they said siblings could make cars and unofficially race them if they want. I was really on the fence if we should do that or not because we are so busy but Bob thought it was a great idea. He asked the kids who wanted to make them and of course they all did. So Bob and I ended up helping the kids make four cars.
Bob was finishing up making his CNC machine so he "helped" the kids by cutting out their cars on it. The kids got to design their cars on the computer and then watch the machine cut them out. They then got to sand and paint them.
Tucker's car. His is the only one we used the official pinewood derby kit to make. The rest were made out of wood we had around the house.
Tucker got first place! There was a mixup with the scores and a glitch in the computer so we first thought he got second, which was fine. Once everything was recalculated we realized that Tucker got first in the Bears and first overall. He was thrilled and got to go to districts. I thought I might be having the baby around that time and wouldn't go. Unfortunately, districts have came and gone and I'm still pregnant.
Tucker was so excited to race at districts. He didn't place but I was really happy with how he managed to keep a good attitude the entire time. It was long for everyone else and the other kids were getting restless.
We have one more year of the pinewood derby and then a break for a few years until Leon turns 8.