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.