Thursday, May 1, 2008

The Thrill of Victory....the Agony of Defeat

Tuesday night was Pinewood Derby. For the past many weeks, David and his Dad have been working on a car. No, let me rephrase that... They've been working on THE CAR to end all Pinewood Derby cars. David designed the car and did much of the actual work, including cutting, sanding, painting, attaching accessories, etc. With help from Dad, of course, but mostly his work. It looked great!

Unfortunately, it wasn't quite as fast as some of the other cars, although it came in second in each heat it was in. And it didn't win People's Choice for appearance, mostly because there were only four Farriers there, and David didn't think he could vote for himself. :-( So we've had some talks about winning and losing, about recognition (or lack thereof) for a job well done, and about the unfairness of life.

I still think it is a GREAT looking car, and I'm proud of David for all his hard work.


Nelson said...

It IS a neat car. You should post a picture of it.

LeaAnne said...

I LOVED it and voted the right way! I know how great it would have been to win..I am sorry that it was not in the cards that night:(
I thought David was a great sport. Yay David!

Nelson said...

Great pictures, Kathy.

The Only Rune You Know said...

That is a nice looking car for a handsome young scout. To bad it did not win, but that is not always the most important. Just watch the movie "Cars". I am glad your family are my friends.

Teresa said...

This is the COOLEST pinewood derby car that I have ever seen. Well done, even if it wasn't the fastest!