Because Chad is Cub Master.. I stress right a long with him when every pack meeting rolls around.
That things will all turn out just right.
I'm always his sidekick.
I admit.. I like being his "go to girl."
In planning the Pinewood derby.. people told us that hiring out a man to come
and "run the whole derby was the way to go."
Apparently.. Derby's can be serious stuff for some people.
The Derby man told us he would be there at 6pm to set up.. and we had scouts and parents showing up at 6:40 with no Derby guy in sight.
Chad and I kinda panicked.
The Derby man showed up 15 minutes before the race was to start..( couldn't find our church ) but.. all was well. He made it!!! Chad and I could relax. Whew.
Many of the Dad's hanging around for the race quickly helped him load everything in... and by the time cars were weighed in and cars were set up... everything pretty much fell into place.
I loved that each of them were so unique. We had 1st 2nd and 3rd place trophies.. but decided to do a certificate ( award ) for every boy.
Deanne helped me create the awards like:
" Faster than a Speeding Bullet" or " Lean, Green Speedy Machine."
It was fun.
~ And I was happy with the certificates because it's something the boys are more likely to keep ( along with their picture ) than a cluttered trophy.
Ya.. I think clutter and organizing in everything we do!
This was Christians car!
I am so bugged that we didn't get a picture of him with it.. but that's sometimes how it rolls when your parents are busy in the event!
My sister Erin drew the skull on it ( per Christian's request ) and he was super excited.
Christian missed the finals by 1 point.
This car by one of my scouts could have won for most creative!
This Mario bullet was amazing!
I had a lot of compassion for the boys that did most of it themselves.
It was sweet to truly see how excited each boy was. They all thought their cars were #1.. and that made me happy. I kinda wish their were stricter rules with parent involvement.
-- Like the Dad's being there more for support when the build happens.. and less
" Doing it all themselves."
I worried the whole night.. not just for Christian.. but for my whole troop.
I have seen them play games in Den meetings.. and someone usually has tears.
I am amazed at what good sports ALL of the boys ended up being!
We were surprised that 3 of the cars ( that didn't look the nicest and had the least parental help) were either the winners.. or in the finals.
I kinda loved that.
I think it gave the boys a boost too.. that did their cars mostly on their own.
Adrianne made sure the boys loaded them on the track right.. and then she was the "lever" girl.
Everyone anxiously awaited the results!
And the boys had the BEST time. Christian can't wait for next year.
So grateful it all went well.
Now.. onto our first Blue and Gold Banquet!
Wish us luck.
Today I am Grateful for:
My troop. I still don't get scouts 100%. But I adore my boys.. and I learn new things each week.
I'm sure by the time I do fully understand it... they will release me.
Aunt Taffy for coming over Tuesday night to bring me her daughters old prom dresses and chat for a bit. It was a treat.
Our new dishwasher is installed! So happy, happy, happy!
Hand Sanitizer. I can't express the gratitude.
Chad working from home. Have I said that? Grateful. Grateful. Grateful.
PS: Hiring a derby man out IS the only way to go.
Worth the $40 and more. Even late!!