Friday, March 6, 2009
Aaron and Ian spent hours perfecting the sleek arrow shaped car for the big Pinewood Derby on Wednesday night. They chiseled, sanded, buffed, painted, sculpted, weighed and reweighed (to make sure it did not exceed the 5 oz. maximum weight). They even superglued the wheels on!
At the final weigh-in, Ian's car weighed in at exactly 5 oz. He was ready to go.
When his number was called (#4), he proudly walked up to the raceway. We all watched with bated breath as the cars were lined up. "Go!" The four cars raced down the track. Unfortunately, Ian's car did NOT shoot like an arrow down the hill. However, it did look like an arrow. An arrow that took its time getting to its destination. Car #4 came in last.
Before Ian made it back to where we were seated, lots of conversation went on.
Cali said to Aaron, "I really think you should've made the front end heavier."
Aaron said to Cali, "Well, it's too late now isn't it?!"
Cali said to no one in particular, "Oh, poor Ian. Last place."
Aaron said to Cali, "Stop saying things like that!"
When Ian got back to us there was lots of, "Good job, Ian. Your car looked so cool. We love the shape of your car. We'll just have to try another shape next year."
Ian's response was, "There won't be a next year! I'm turning 11."